Bram Cohen Biography, Age, Wife, Education, BitTorrent, Chia, Cryptocurrency, Twitter

Bram Cohen Biography

Bram Cohen is an American programmer. He is best known as the author of the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol as well as the first file sharing program to use the protocol, also known as BitTorrent. He was born on 12th October 1975 in New York.  

He is the co-founder of CodeCon and the organizer of the San Francisco Bay Area P2P hackers meeting and the co-author of Codeville.

Bram Cohen Age/Family

Cohen was born on October 12th 1975 (he is 43 years old as of 2018 ) He was born to a teacher and a computer scientist.

Bram Cohen Wife

Cohen is married to his wife Jenna together they have three children together.

Bram Cohen Education

Bran qualified for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad when he passed the  American Invitational Mathematics Examination. He did this when he was attending Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant in 1993 and attended SUNY Buffalo. He later dropped out of college to work for several dot com companies throughout the mid to late 1990s, the last being MojoNation, an ambitious but ill-fated project he worked on with Jim McCoy.

Bram Cohen Career

MojoNation allowed people to break up confidential files into encrypted chunks and distribute those pieces on computers also running the software. If someone wanted to download a copy of this encrypted file, they would have to download it simultaneously from many computers.

Cohen thought the concept was perfect for a file-sharing program since programs like KaZaA take a long time to download a large file because the file is coming from one source. Cohen then designed BitTorrent to be able to download files from many different sources, thus speeding up the download time, especially for users with faster download than upload speeds.

The more popular a file is, the faster a user will be able to download it, since many people will be downloading it at the same time, and these people will be uploading the data to other users.

Bram Cohen Bit Torrent

Cohen quit MojoNation in April 2001 and began to work on BitTorrent. He unveiled his novel ideas at the first CodeCon conference, which he and his roommate Len Sassaman created as a showcase event for novel technology projects after becoming disillusioned with the state of technology conferences.

Cohen first wrote the BitTorrent client implementation in Python, and many other programs have since implemented the protocol. The summer of 2002, Cohen collected free pornography to lure beta testers to use the program. BitTorrent gained its fame for its ability to quickly share large music and movie files online. Cohen himself has claimed he has never violated copyright law using his software.

He is outspoken in his belief that the current media business was doomed to being outmoded despite the RIAA and MPAA’s legal or technical tactics, such as digital rights management. In May 2005, Cohen released a trackerless beta version of BitTorrent.

Cohen served a short career at Valve Corporation to work on Steam in late 2003, their digital distribution system introduced for Half-Life 2. 2004 he left Valve and formed BitTorrent, Inc. with his brother Ross Cohen and business partner Ashwin Navin. 2012 he announced a beta version of BitTorrent Live for TV broadcasting through the Internet.  Cohen left BitTorrent, Inc. in a day to day capacity to co-found Chia. Network in the fall of 2017.

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Bram Cohen blog

Cohen has a blog called  Bram Cohen`s Journal.

Bram Cohen cryptocurrency

Cohen claims he’d like to see people abandon bitcoin entirely in favor of Chia, and he has a pragmatic view of the kind of features that will be needed to make that a reality.

Bram Cohen Chia and Bitcoin

Cohen  has taken over as CEO  of Chia Network Ryan Singer stepped away to focus on family priorities.

Bram Cohen net worth

Cohen`s networth is still under review it will be updated soon.

Bram Cohen Twitter

Bram Cohen Instagram

Bram Cohen Interview

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