FrostWire Wins 2nd Place at Miami Bitcoin Hackathon with decentralized shopping marketplace

This weekend our 2 lead developers spent 28 hours hacking away to bring home the silver at the Miami Bitcoin Hackathon organized by BitStop and Blockchain Beach.

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FrostWire’s project was built using the frostwire-jlibtorrent library and the Bitpay API to create a proof of concept for a p2p shopping marketplace called Seller.Trade on which customers pay with bitcoins.

Seller.Trade home page

End users just need a Bitcoin wallet to pay and web browser to search for products available, and sellers run a server side p2p app that connects to other sellers that participate in the network using the BitTorrent Mainline DHT. Nodes help route searches and products announced.

Seller.Trade search result page

We intend to create a binary release for Linux servers in the coming weeks and see where this experiment takes us.

SellerTrade product page

The project is very simple and it allows anyone in the planet to start their own store on line and accept Bitcoin payments, with the twist, that all the stores are connected to each other using a combination of the Mainline DHT we use for decentralized torrent tracking and an HTTP Rest API.

Check out our presentation to the judges (We finished early and made a video to not leave the presentation to improvisation and Murphy’s whims, and also so the world could see it anytime later on)

And here’s us accepting the prize (In bitcoins of course)

and now it will be in front of our desk to make us proud :)

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question… since you’re still reading all the way down here.

Would you like to see FrostWire yield search results of products that you could buy with Bitcoin?

Would you like to sell things using your own store server without paying any listing or comission fees?

Should we make Seller.Trade into a real world product?

New FrostWire for Android, now with full featured Music Player

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After 4 years of fun and hard work we finally have a version of FrostWire for Android that starts to get close to our vision.

On this release we’ve finally put together a very stable BitTorrent and Cloud Downloader along with a FULL FEATURED music player for your phone/tablet.

What you see below is a graph that shows the number of reported crashes for the past 6 months, look at how it drops dramatically these last couple of weeks after the 1.4.x releases start to come out.

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Please keep those reviews coming.

Here are some screenshots of the new music player we’ve included:
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New “My Music” section on the main navigation menu.

Now you will be able to browse your music by Album, Artist, Songs, Genre and you will be able to organize your music in Android music Playlists, which should be available on other music player apps, so if you already had some playlists on your android you’ll be able to play them and manage them with FrostWire.

New FrostWire Music Player

Here’s a full list of the changes on FrostWire 1.4:


FrostWire 1.4.2 - DECEMBER/22/2014
- New: Music Player (forked out of Apollo Player).
- New: Playlist support.
- New: Browse music by Recent, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres.
- New: Change cover art on Playlists, Songs.
- New: Shuffle All music.
- Torrent/Magnet caching improvements reduce the number of DHT
requests when searching, which makes search result parsing faster
in most cases.
- When sharing files from 3rd party apps with FrostWire, the file
shared will be displayed by FrostWire as available via Wi-Fi sharing.
If the file is a .torrent the torrent transfer will start.
- Not using wifi multicast lock for energy savings.
- 'Preferences' renamed to 'Settings'
- About activity moved out of navigation menu and into Settings screen.
- Audio files can now be set as ringtones from My Files > Audio.
- Settings screen rearrangement.


FrostWire 1.4.1 - DECEMBER/02/2014
- Updated jlibtorrent binaries.
- Resilience to file disk permission errors causing the app to
not start in some environments.
- Improved disk I/O when persisting states of torrent transfers.
- Refactors, Cleanups and other misc. bug fixes.
- Improved user experience on transfer list actions.
- Preferences screen won't automatically kick user to search screen
when BitTorrent connectivity changes.


FrostWire 1.4.0 - NOVEMBER/08/2014
- Replaced Vuze Bittorrent engine for frostwire-jlibtorrent,
a java wrapper to the native libtorrent BitTorrent library.
- Peak memory usage dropped 50% when searching.
- Peak memory usage dropped 16% when downloading torrents.
- Number of threads dropped 41% when searching.
- Number of threads dropped 60% when downloading torrents.
- Peak CPU usage dropped 66% when searching.
- Peak CPU usage dropped 44% when downloading torrents.
- Got rid of over 2,000 classes.
- New Shutdown feature, stops all services and activities,
FrostWire process ends gracefully.
- Upgraded Picasso library to 2.4.0.
- More responsive and stable torrent state handling experience.
- Torrent downloads start faster.
- Torrent downloads connect to more peers.
- Updated German translation.
- Updated Croatian translation.
- Updated Polish translation.
- Updated Spanish translation.
- Updated Russian translation.
- Gets rid of Transcommu.
- Project is now built using gradle script.
- Updated Preferences screen BitTorrent connection status button.
- Fixes severe startup crash on Samsung Galaxy Mini devices.
- Multiple bug fixes and crashes.

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Merry Xmas everybody!
Team FrostWire

Toussaint Morrison & Dr Wylie’s “Edo” album now featured on FrostWire under Creative Commons and accepting Bitcoin Tips (via Torrent Bundle)

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Torrent Bundle Magnet
Send Bitcoin Tips for Toussaint Morrison & Dr Wylies here (100% goes to artist’s Bitcoin wallet, 0% fees by anybody, 100% decentralized)

Track List:
1. A 2nd Devil
2. Origins
3. Tokugawa Nights
4. Darkside Imperials
5. Jarvis
6. New Orleans Swim Team
7. GameShark Tank
8. NightFort
9. Several Degrees Of Death
10. Kolvoord Starburst
11. Villain With A Thousand Faces
12. Running Down The Hallway (feat. Sodey)
13. Infinity War Vet
14. Equity
15. Romancing The Shogunate
16. Casey Jones’n
17. Hailey Says You’re Out
18. LeTron Brains
19. Stone Cold Revival
20. Chase Your Bliss

Related Links:
Toussaint Morrison’s Official Website
Toussaint Morrison’s on Facebook
Toussaint Morrison’s on Twitter
Toussaint Morrison’s on YouTube

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

FrostWire for Android 1.4.1 (build 154) out

Download FrostWire 1.4.1 build 154 binaries and source code from github

frostwire-android-armeabi-v7a-release.apk
frostwire-android-arm64-v8a-release.apk
frostwire-android-armeabi-release.apk
frostwire-android-x86-release.apk
frostwire-android-x86_64-release.apk
frostwire-android-mips-release.apk
frostwire-android-mips64-release.apk

Periodic user interface freeze on Windows FIXED.

A portion of the Windows userbase was experiencing a periodic freeze every few seconds in the user interface after upgrading to FrostWire 6.0.2.

We discovered it was a bug that was introduced in the boost libraries after 1.56.

In order to fix this issue, please upgrade your FrostWire to 6.0.3 or later.

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FrostWire 6.0.3 changelog

Download FrostWire 6.0.3

frostwire (6.0.3) stable; urgency=high
  * Solves issue getting correct single file location from transfer manager.
  * Improved MD5 verification. Thanks @abderraouf-adjal
  * Important UI transfer related actions restored for Linux users.
  * Updated frostwire-jlibtorrent libraries,
    now built with older Boost 1.55, fixes Windows UI Freeze issue.
  * CPU usage reduced managing transfer items.
  * Croatian, Bulgarian, Polish, translation updates.
  * More cleanups and refactors.

 -- FrostWire Team   Wed, 3 December 2014 16:53:57 -0500

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.

FrostWire 6.0.2 changelog

Download FrostWire from the official website

This is a hotfix release to address complains about the default settings along with other minor issues we've fixed since the last release.

frostwire (6.0.2) stable; urgency=high
* Maximum concurrent torrent download settings defaults raised to 10.
* KAT search fix.
* Prevents possible out of memory error.
* Croatian translation update.
* Minor refactors

— FrostWire Team <contact@frostwire.com> Wed, 19 November 2014 16:26:00 -0500

FrostWire is a free, open source BitTorrent client first released in September 2004, as a fork of LimeWire. It was initially very similar to LimeWire in appearance and functionality, but over time developers added more features, including BitTorrent support. In version 5, Gnutella support was dropped entirely, and FrostWire is only a BitTorrent client. Development of the program has been active since the program was first released in September 2004.