BitTorrent Founder Quits Following Tron Acquisition

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Last month, Tron Foundation CEO Justin Sun acquired distributed technologies giant BitTorrent. Following the acquisition, BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen confirmed that he is moving on from the company he founded. Cohen Quits BitTorrent, Starts Own Cryptocurrency After 14 years, Cohen has officially removed himself from BitTorrent Inc. and its new parent company Tron, reports TorrentFreak. In an email exchange, TorrentFreak discovered that Cohen’s BitTorrent email address no longer exists. During a follow-up, TorrentFreak asked Cohen if he no longer has an official role at BitTorrent; to which, he replied: “That is correct.” Tron and BitTorrent have yet to release an official statement on the matter. Related Article: Tron Founder Justin Sun Set to Acquire µTorrent, BitTorrent, Inc. In mid-June, Tron Foundation CEO Justin Sun acquired BitTorrent for $140 million in an effort to achieve “the world’s largest decentralized ecosystem.” Through the merger, Sun plans to monetize BitTorrent’s traffic by paying TRX