Generalizing Bit Torrent
 

   This is basically a manifesto describing how Bit Torrent can be generalized into a Data Exchange Market.  Data markets then allow exchange of data for profit among decentralized peer nodes.  Security, as well as copyright issues are covered, and lines are drawn for existing players to stake out their territory.  New players are introduced and their roles defined.  Some implementation details are sketched as well.

   The ideas described here are showing some age, but the basic premise is still relevant.

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