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BitFetch – Building Bridges For The BitCoin

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The newly launched file-sharing service is attempting to promote the BitCoin (an unconventional BitTorrent currency) by offering high-speed remote transfers and HTTPS downloads.

When the fight against piracy pushes internet providers into throttling your bandwidth, a service that promotes high-speed transfers and, most of all, privacy is indeed a glimpse of hope for the future of BitTorrent; such a service is BitFetch.

Not only BitFetch allows high-speed remote downloading from any browser (no torrent client is needed), but it also aims to help build BitTorrent’s financial future by exclusively relying on the BitCoin.

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One can make use of BitFetch by clicking the “Deposit” button (top right corner of the webpage).

“You can send any amount to this address using your Bitcoin client or online wallet,” their website reads.

Once the payment is complete, you can add torrents by either using a web torrent link or a magnet link. Furthermore, you can upload a torrent directly from within your internet browser. After the torrent file is completely downloaded, BitFetch will provide with a direct link of your files.

“I created BitFetch as an alternative to BitcoinTorrentz, since its owner went MIA since October and the site was down most of the time,” the service’s founder told TF.

BitFetch’s interface is looking awesome, with a sleek white over a black-greyish background and eye-candy effects. Also of interest is the fact that your regular torrent files will be stored for 2 days (48 hours) once the torrent download is completed. We said regular, because torrent files that exceed 10GB will expire after 10 days.

As far as privacy is concerned, the service’s “Privacy Policy” states that:

We store the following information:

Your account token – effectively your password

The amount of bytes you have downloaded

The amount of bitcoin you have deposited

Trivial statistics such as registration date or last activity

Your IP address, BitCoin transfers and billing address, browser headers, and anything that could jeopardize your identity are not stored, the website states.

“We use a single cookie to provide you with a balance when you revisit the website. This is the token ID that is shown when you click on Deposit and can be used to access your balance on other computers. If you delete this cookie you will be given a new unique token ID.”

“I always thought it was a great idea to take advantage of the instant nature, non-existent fees and pseudoanonymity of Bitcoin for services like this, especially in this day and age where governments and ISPs are the puppets of copyright groups,” BitFetch explained.

“I think that in the coming years BitCoin is going to become absolutely huge. People are slowly waking up to the fact that fiat currencies are a joke and Bitcoin actually puts the power back into their hands.”

BitTorrent ratio “trademark” is also a matter of interest for BitFetch.

“Bitfetch tries to keep a ratio above 1. In fact, in the last 2 months the average ratio has been 1.62 (total BT bytes out / total BT bytes in).”

One more thing, before we conclude our report on this. There are two other important features offered by BitFetch. Near the “Deposit” button, you will notice a “Settings” tab; here you can check whether automatic downloads are enabled or not, and enable/disable desktop notifications (this last feature works only with Google Chrome and Safari 6+).

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