The BitTorrent protocol, created by BitTorrent Inc., facilitates the exchange of files between untrusted parties. Its primary limitation is that collaborations between parties using the protocol cannot persist over time, inhibiting the exchange. Blockchain technologies allow for collaborations between untrusted parties to persist over much longer periods of time. BitTorrent has the ecosystem and expertise necessary to integrate blockchain technologies into the BitTorrent protocol. Doing so would both eliminate the protocol’s existing flaw as well as open up a new borderless economy in exchanging value for computing resources on a global scale.