Simon Morris, former Chief Strategy Officer of BitTorrent, was recently quoted by Chinese media chainnews.com. He seems quite critical now with the company that he once belonged to.
With regards to the relevance of BitTorrent in the cultural sphere, Morris mentioned that “BitTorrent is no longer important, and it has been losing importance gradually over the last years”. Despise its large user base, the platform has lost importance mostly due to the changes in the media industry, which do not make it a threat anymore.
Conversely, Simon Morris was also noting the relevance of BitTorrent, from a traffic volume dimension. The former CSO stated that the P2P communication protocol is responsible for 10 to 50% of all Internet traffic, and he also believed that BitTorrent gives proof of the feasibility of constructing an uncensored, global and decentralized network, in much of a similar way as to Satoshi’s Bitcoin.
This change of mind from one of the former responsible persons for BitTorrent comes after Bram Cohen, creator of the file sharing platform, twitted a disclaimer regarding his affiliation with BitTorrent, Justin Sun, or TRON:
I'm no longer in any way affiliated with BitTorrent and have never been affiliated with Tron or Justin Sun— Bram Cohen (@bramcohen) January 22, 2019
As Chepicap reported back in August, the former leader of the project left BitTorrent to focus on other projects after the $120 - $140 million acquisition by Justin Sun was completed.