Today we would like to introduce a new service of our own:
We are leasing our BitTorrent client to all of you, specially to whom need to download files from the BitTorrent network and you can’t use or install a BitTorrent client in your computer, or you need to download something but you can’t leave your computer turned on for a while.
Our web client has as main feature that you can use it without any kind of registration or subscription. Besides of that, we are accepting cryptocurrencies for the payments for the use of our BitTorrent client for the files bigger than 1GB. Pay as you go!
How to use our web client
Once you open our web site for the first time, your web browser will be assigned with an ID which will be used to identify the paid packages in our side. No cookies are stored! (besides the one used by Zopim/Zendesk if you need our help through the Live Chat widget.)
Look for the URL to the torrent file or magnet from trusted sources, like for example, if you want to download an ISO of Live CD/DVD of Fedora, you can find them in https://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
Once you have got the URL to the torrent file of the content you want us to assist you to download, go to our web client and paste it in the box for adding URLs to your queue.
Once you click “Start download” button, the URL will be submitted to our BitTorrent client which will start to look for seeds.
Depending on the amount of seeders, the files will take more or less longer to download. We provide indications of the estimated time, when the file will fully downloaded in our server side.
Then you can browse away from our website, but don’t forget to return back! Remember the estimated time may change accordingly with the number of available seeders and their upload speed.
In the example above we are using USD as currency, but you can change it anything by clicking “Change currency” button (specially when we are not yet integrating payment gateway which can handle payments in USD from Taiwan.)
We initially list some of the most popular currencies used nowadays like U.S. Dollar (USD) [hopefully it will available soon!], Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Monero (XMR).
But clicking on “See more” button, we will download the rest of the supported currencies by our payment gateway provider (for crypto-currencies, we are using CoinPayments as payment gateway provider.)
Choose your favorite currency from the currency list, and prices will be displayed in the choose currency and in USD (as the base currency in our service are indicated in U.S. Dollars.)
The price displayed is approximated to the exchange rate we can get from our payment gateway provider, and it may change over time, we will be still displaying the price in USD as it is fixed in our side.
Once our BitTorrent client has downloaded completely the content, all files will be placed in a ZIP package. Free downloads will start to download immediately, content which is bigger than 1GB will be charged for the leasing services.
Transaction fees (Tx. Fee) and some information will be depending on the selected currency. In the case of CoinPayments, an email needs to be provided to send you notifications regarding the status of the payment. Please submit a valid email, and click “Pay Now!” button.
Sometimes the web browsers block pop-ups, and in this case, the pop-up to the payment gateway has been blocked. If you click on it, you can open to initiate the payment. This will appear again once the content has been downloaded to local if you are not always allowing pop-ups from our website.
If you allow the pop-up, you will see this window appearing. The pop-up is necessary because you may be downloading already content, and browsing away will stop and discard the download until you will be back, and the download will start again from scratch.
Please notice the price indicated at the checkout page and the one in the payment gateway may change accordingly to the market variances. The one indicated in the payment gateway is final.
Paying with crypto-currencies take some time to be completed, but once it has been done, our web client will start to download the file to your local device. (PS.: You can check the network activity to verify we are downloading the content to your web browser.)
Web browsers may again block the pop-up which will store the downloaded data to your file system. Usually you will be alerted about this.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for your questions and feedback through the comments, via email, or our contact form.
These are the pending tasks for our new service:
- Add payment gateway for fiat currencies (USD, EUR, CAD, etc.)
- Bulk payments, so you don’t have to pay the transaction fee per torrent, but once for all selected torrents
- In-web crypto-currency mining which, despite of being available, we need to integrate API to know how much USD has been mining. We only know the number of hashes you have granted and the equivalent in MintMe/Webchain coins.
- Payments in lucentinian tokens! 🙂
- Seeding service, because right now you can download anything from BitTorrent network, but we want to provide you a service to help you to upload and distribute your content.
- A fancier UI design (feedback of our beta testers), too austere? too spartan? too zen style? if our web service turns into a profitable service, we will be able to hire a better UI web designer 😉 …. (yes! our web designer is crying now after reading this…)