BitTorrent, Inc., a peer-to-peer protocols and products firm, announced on Tuesday it surpassed two billion installations of its torrent client software on Windows, Mac, and Androids.
Founded in 2004, BitTorrent claims to be one of the world’s leading peer-based technology companies. The company states it maintains a globally recognized ecosystem of technology protocols, consumer software, and consumer electronic devices that help people find, share, and move digital media.
“We are the creators of the BitTorrent protocol and proponents of an open Internet. Our technologies are used by hundreds of millions of people around the world and currently drive between 20% and 40% of global Internet traffic.”
While sharing more details about the milestone, Justin Sun, founder of TRON and CEO of BitTorrent, stated:
“Almost two decades ago the dream of decentralized file transfer was brought into existence by BitTorrent, thus changing the world and positively impacting the lives of people everywhere. Today we celebrate our history and everyone involved in making the BitTorrent protocol and our products a success. We look forward to fulfilling our mission of improving the protocol and introducing new use cases, such as decentralized file storage and live streaming products.”
The company, which offers products across two brands, BitTorrent and µTorrent, added that it credits the milestone on apparent popularity of its Classic desktop torrent clients, as well as its new Web-based torrent downloader and player built for the streaming age. In celebration of the milestone, the company is offering 30% off all Windows Pro products for a limited time.