Today, BitTorrent Inc. announced that users of its BitTorrent and uTorrent platforms can now pay for the popular Pro and Ads Free products using Tron (TRX), Binance Coin (BNB) and Bitcoin (BTC). The payment process is made possible by integrating CoinPayments.net. The latter is a leading integrated payment gateway provider for cryptocurrencies. This move by BitTorrent is perfect for the decentralized peer-to-peer file sharing platform in that cryptocurrencies also operate in a decentralized manner.
TRON’s founder and BitTorrent’s CEO, Justin Sun, had this to say about the new development at BitTorrent.
BitTorrent joins a growing list of online companies whose products and services accept TRX as payment.
With BitTorrent’s over 100 million users, the move helps increase the use of TRX in online marketplaces while giving consumers more options to unlock value from BitTorrent’s premium products.
After the Tron Foundation acquired the BitTorrent firm and file sharing platform, the crypto community was anxious to find out how TRON would utilize the platform to further decentralize the web. With over 100 million active users on BitTorrent, Project Atlas aims at using a set of BitTorrent protocol extensions, a custom token, and an in-client token economy to address existing limitations, the company aims to open a new borderless economy, where users can exchange value for computer resources on a global scale.
Over 2,000 Tron Nodes Around the Globe
The Tron network has made tremendous strides in a considerably short time span. Just the other day, the platform was celebrating its Independence from the Ethereum network and now there are exactly 2,019 nodes running the Tron Network.
This milestone was not missed by the Tron community as can be seen in the following tweet by @MishaLederman
💥#TRON has reached a major milestone by surpassing 2,000 Online Nodes Nov 26 🌐
The rapid progression in which #TRX is delivering on promises, deadlines & huge technological advancements will make it the largest #blockchain ecosystem in the world 🌎
TRON – #IAmDecentralized 🖖🏽 pic.twitter.com/bNN6yYSPhq
— Misha Lederman (@mishalederman) November 26, 2018
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