The immutable and decentralized torrent network on the Ethereum blockchain.


"A farm of your own is better, even if small. Everyone's someone at home." - Hávamál st. 46

How It Works

  • Searches are free.
  • If you wish to post a magnet link to the network, simply pay via MetaMask.
  • Posters include the link, a title for the post, and a tag (e.g. #linux)
  • You can search by tag, or simply choose to browse.

Getting Started

These instructions allow you to set up your own torrent community dApp, using ethereums smart contracts. You can choose to simply clone this repository and run your own proxy version of Stormburst. You may also choose to customize it to you liking and redeploy (since submissions are tag based it currently works great for targeted communities)

Prerequisites / Dependencies

You will need, nodejs 5+, Truffle, ganache-cli, and MetaMask. Truffle is our build/test/deploy tool (this what nodejs is required for). Ganache is responsible for setting up a ethereum test network. We can issue ourselves test coins and run test transactions. Lastly MetaMask will help us to integrate our wallet into our dApp.

(On Ubuntu) First install node:

sudo apt install nodejs

Install your node modules:

sudo npm install -g truffle ganache-cli

Lastly install MetaMask in your browser of choice. It is currently available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Brave.

Installing / Deploying the dApp

There are two portions to the installation. Deploying your contract, then setting up your frontend. If you are making custom changes it is recommended that you test out any modifications before deploying to the live ethereum network.

First clone the project and compile

git clone
cd stormburst
truffle compile

Running the tests


truffle test

Next we can perform our migration

truffle migrate network --live

Built With

<3 @ EthDenver Hackathon 2018


Feel free to submit a PR and we'll review it! :)


License / Disclaimer

This project is licensed under the 2-clause BSD license. (See

This project has been developed for academic purposes only. We do not condone the sharing of copyrighted materials. Use at your own risk; alpha stage software. We will not be held responsible for the misuse of the software.

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