TechCrunch pointed out that setting Maelstrom into beta version will mean ‘opening the project to more people’. This will be helpful for people who might be interested in a first look at the browser and they will get an opportunity to see what content distribution might look like on a torrent-based service.
Maelstrom works just like any other regular browser that accesses sites over standard HTTP/HTTPS protocols. With this browser, web pages can be delivered via peer-to-peer torrent technology which is very different from the traditional server-to-client system.
In conversation with VentureBeat, Product Manager Robert Velasquez said, “The biggest limitation right now is the amount of content. It’s a new way to publish, and as such, there’s not many websites published as torrents.”He added that their biggest goal with the release was to get developers involved and to know what they needed in order for them to start publishing websites in this manner.