BitTorrent launches Maelstrom, a torrent-based web browser in beta for Windows. The Beta version of Maelstrom is now available for download.
BitTorrent web browser, Maelstrom is based on Chromium which is an open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome extract its source code. BitTorrent’s Rob Velasquez, Project Maelstrom at BitTorrent, Inc. wrote in the company blog, “Today marks the next step toward a distributed web with the beta release of Project Maelstrom. With Project Maelstrom, we aim to deliver technology that can sustain an open internet; one that doesn’t require servers, that allows anyone to publish to a truly open web, and that uses the power of distributed technology to scale efficiently.”
Here is what’s new in the beta release:
1. Improved stability
2. Support for auto-update
3. DHT visualization for users when loading torrents
4. Developer publishing tool.
Developer publishing tool is a collection of tools for use with the Maelstrom browser. These tools will ease the process of creating and publishing content for other users to access while using Project Maelstrom. It will also allow developers to create torrent-packaged content for the browser.
Currently the browser is available only for Windows and you can download Project Maelstrom from here.