File sharing software provider BitTorrent أعلن Tuesday that its acquisition by the Tron Foundation is now officially complete.
وقال تورنت أنها سوف تعمل الآن من مكاتب ترون الجديدة سان فرانسيسكو ودعم التنمية العالمية مشروع blockchain ل, while continuing to serve the claimed 100 million BitTorrent users around the globe.
“We believe that joining the TRON network will further enhance BitTorrent and accelerate our mission of creating an Internet of options, not rules.”
News of the imminent purchase became public in mid-June, when BitTorrent co-founder and former president Ashwin Navin told CoinDesk that Tron was forking out $120 million for the firm.
The news provoked speculation that after the merger BitTorrent might start charging users with fees in cryptocurrency. ومع ذلك, as reported, the firm wrote on its website that it has “no plans to change” its business model and will not charge fees for any of its services. بالإضافة إلى ذلك, BitTorrent indicated it has “no plans to enable mining of cryptocurrency now or in the future.”
According to a report in Variety في الموعد, TRON founder Justin Sun began negotiating the acquisition of BitTorrent last September under a “no shop” clause, which prevented BitTorrent from discussing possible mergers with other potential buyers. ومع ذلك, on May 25, BitTorrent reportedly violated that clause and Sun filed legal paperwork to sue. The fate of that lawsuit is unknown.
Tron’s TRX blockchain-based token is now the 11th largest cryptocurrency with a $2.4 billion market capitalization, according to price data provider CoinMarketCap. In May, Tron started what’s called a token swap, shifting all TRX from ethereum to its own blockchain, dubbed Odyssey 2.0.
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الرائدة في مجال أخبار blockchain, CoinDesk هو الوسيلة الإعلامية التي تسعى جاهدة للحصول على أعلى المعايير الصحفية وتلتزم بها مجموعة صارمة من سياسات التحرير. CoinDesk غير تابعة التشغيل مستقلة عن المجموعة العملات الرقمية, التي تستثمر في cryptocurrencies وتبدأ blockchain.