TRON Foundation has revealed the details of the BitTorrent integration plan as part of the Atlas project. So, in a press release it is reported that the activity of users of the service will be encouraged by TRX tokens.
At the first stage, BitTorrent connects its peering network to the TRON blockchain to use TRX tokens. Tokens will be used by network users to purchase special services and additional options, including increased download speeds.
Also, TRX tokens content creators can reward seeders (those who support file distribution). The company is confident that this approach will motivate the Seeds to allocate wider channels for distribution and to store files as long as possible.
The press release also stresses that the Tron protocol uses the Delegated Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism. This means that the reward in the form of tokens will be “based on the resources provided” and will not depend on the computing power of users’ computers. It is also noted that the BitTorrent service will remain free.
The acquisition of BitTorrent was closed in June this year.