In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law
Feb18

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

In this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and investors. Also read: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD Liberstad Issues...

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Dutch Filmworks Continues Quest to Identify Alleged Pirates
Feb18

Dutch Filmworks Continues Quest to Identify Alleged Pirates

Piracy settlement letters have become a serious threat in several countries. Until now, Dutch Internet users have been spared from this practice, but if it’s up to local movie distributor Dutch Filmworks, that will soon change. Little over a year ago the company received permission from the Dutch Data Protection Authority to track the IP-addresses of BitTorrent users who shared...

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 02/18/19
Feb18

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 02/18/19

This week we have four newcomers in our chart. Creed II is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for the articles of the recent weekly movie download charts. This week’s most downloaded movies are: Movie Rank Rank last...

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Torrent Sites Ban Popular Uploader ‘CracksNow’ for Sharing Ransomware
Feb18

Torrent Sites Ban Popular Uploader ‘CracksNow’ for Sharing Ransomware

The entertainment industries regularly warn the public at large that pirate sites are riddled with malware and viruses, posing a threat to unwitting visitors. While these comments are partly made out of self-interest, they’re not entirely overblown. There are indeed plenty of scammers who upload nasty content that is added to, or disguised as, popular files. This is nothing new and generally speaking, these files are easy...

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When Building a Torrent Site, Streaming Service, or App,  Intent is Almost Everything
Feb18

When Building a Torrent Site, Streaming Service, or App, Intent is Almost Everything

Several weeks ago, former BitTorrent Inc. executive Simon Morris published a series of articles on Medium, discussing his time at the company and thoughts for the future. By any standard, his articles are absolutely first class and a must-read for anyone interested in the resilience of the BitTorrent protocol, decentralization, and how ‘breaking rules’ can create both winners and losers. The third piece in the series...

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