BitShares Out to Make P2P Music Profitable

BitShares Out to Make P2P Music Profitable

Bitcoin startup Bitshares is on a quest to make peer-to-peer music sharing profitable. The company intends to do so through the application of the blockchain technology to music file sharing. Peer-to-peer music file sharing is not a new concept. The original iteration of P2P music sharing, Napster changed music forever through its use. BitShares Music extends the ideas pioneered by bitcoin and Napster into issuing trust-free digital assets. These digital assets have the potential of fluctuating in value through sales of the artist's music. They can also be used to fund the artist and....


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