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Tron’s participation in BitTorrent hackathon sparked interest in blockchain - Tron (TRX) News. Friday, October 26th

26 october 2018, 11:38 by Jesús S. Affigne

Tron’s participation in BitTorrent hackathon sparked interest in blockchain

dApps and other blockchain projects were the main topic

The collaboration between Tron (TRX) and BitTorrent seems to be going beyond a strategic acquisition of the P2P sharing platform by the blockchain protocol for achieving a decentralized Internet, as they cooperate in the spreading and adoption of this technology among the people working for the company.

Developers of the Tron Foundation were present at BitTorrent’s Palooza Hackathon, an internal event of the company in which programmers can team up and pick a project to work on during two days, then they get the chance to demonstrate their products at the end of the second day and win a prize if their project is voted first place.

“Now that we have Tron developers in-house here, people were interested in doing dApps or [other] blockchain projects. They can build the team with expertise in-house” said Joe Joyce, Director of Engineering at BitTorrent.

Among the blockchain-related projects picked up for this event by some programmers were a chat bot that answered questions about BitTorrent and Tron; a dApp for voting that went live on the Tron Testnet; and an AR mobile app that launches a checkers board when scanning Tron’s logo. All of these teams had at least one developer of Tron guiding them in the understanding of blockchain technology and programing on it.

Despite none of the Tron-related projects made it to the first place, it at least gave BitTorrent engineers a better insight of how blockchain works, so they can have a better understanding of how the integration with this distributed ledger technology will be carried out.

It is worth remembering that Tron has recently acquired BitTorrent, in an effort to expand its vision of a decentralized ecosystem via the Project Atlas. This projects implements incentives in the form of TRX tokens so users continue seeding files, thus guaranteeing a higher availability of these torrents.

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