The TRON family of crypto networks keeps on expanding. One month after the launch of crypto-powered file sharing protocol BitTorrent File System (BTFS), BUSD has been added as a payment option for BitTorrent and µTorrent. It means that cryptocurrency holders can acquire a years Pro subscription to either torrenting client, paid for in Binances dollar-pegged stablecoin.
To mark the introduction of BUSD, the first stablecoin to grace the BitTorrent ecosystem, a 25% discount is being offered on annual Pro subscriptions when paid for in crypto. In addition to BUSD, BitTorrent and µTorrent users can pay with TRX, BNB, BTC, BTT, and OKB. Crypto payments are implemented using CoinPayments.net, a leading crypto payment gateway.
By using BUSD or our other supported cryptocurrencies, millions of customers can unlock powerful features such as malware protection from our popular desktop torrent clients, said Justin Sun, announcing the news. BitTorrent Pro subscriptions also include no ads, an HD media player, file conversion, and premium customer support.
TRONs Kingdom Is Growing Stronger
Deeper integration of crypto payments into BitTorrent was inevitable after TRON founder Justin Sun bought the file sharing company and became its CEO. The ties between TRON and BitTorrent extend further than merely accepting crypto for payments, however: the newly launched BTFS is directly connected to the TRON network via TronGrid, a series of gateways that enable dApps to access data stored on the BTFS network of user-controlled nodes.
BTFS has been designed to solve many of the problems that are inherent to centralized file sharing, including database hacks, data loss, and rising infrastructure costs. By distributing content across a peer-to-peer network, BTFS makes user data hard to hack or resell, and creates economic incentives for users to provision spare hardware space. Version 1.3 of BTFS was recently released, adding a number of improvement ...