A team working out of Delft University of Technology has invented what they’re calling the Superior Seeding Standard.
It rewards BitTorrent users who put the most effort into sharing, an important part of BitTorrent culture, by allowing them faster download speeds.
Compare this to other BitTorrent trackers that allow the same download speeds for everyone, regardless of if they share or not.
The Superior Seeding Standard will be baked into Tribler, the research team’s own BitTorrent client. If it catches on and more people start to share, it could become much easier to track down those hard-to-find files you’ve always wanted.