Bram Cohen

Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
Bram Cohen

Name: Bram Cohen

Born: October 12, 1975

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer programmer.
  • Author of the peer-to-peer (P2P) BitTorrent protocol, and the first file sharing program to use the protocol, also known as BitTorrent.
  • Co-founder of CodeCon, organizer of the San Francisco Bay Area P2P-hackers meeting, and the co-author of Codeville.

Honors and awards

  • Wired Rave Award (2004).
  • MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. (2005).
  • Time's 100 Most Influential People (2005).
  • USENIX STUG Award (2006).
  • Internet Evolution 100 (2010).


"It's always hard to predict what's coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly."