Ludvig Strigeus, The Genius Developer Of uTorrent
uTorrent is a free torrent download tool with a streamlined interface and powerful functions. The correct way to write uTorrent should be μTorrent, where μ(mu) is a Greek letter, which means micro. The developer of uTorrent is a talented Swedish programmer named Ludvig Strigeus, whose life is legendary.
Born in Sweden on January 15, 1981, Ludvig Strigeus was diagnosed as a child with spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that causes muscle weakness that is progressive and progressively more severe. Ludvig Strigeus has been in a wheelchair since he was ten years old.
Ludvig Strigeus has a high IQ, he was interested in computers from an early age, and has a great talent for computer programming. Through his own efforts, he is very proficient in C++ and assembly language, and can even decompile the source code of the program through assembly language.
In 2004, downloading via BitTorrent became common around the world, and files and videos were available for free. The world’s largest torrent server The Pirate Bay (The Pirate Bay) is located in Sweden, and young people in Sweden know how to download content for free with BT.
However, BitTorrent clients at the time were bloated and inefficient, and there were no great torrent tools. Ludvig Strigeus decided to write a torrent client himself.
However, shortly after he started writing code, he stopped development for some reason. A year later, in 2005, Ludvig Strigeus graduated with a master’s degree in computer engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. After graduation, he had plenty of time to develop his own uTorrent.
On September 18, 2005, the 1.1 beta version of uTorrent was released to the public. In just a few months, the simple and easy-to-use uTorrent has gained a large number of users. The Pirate Bay has also benefited from this, and the number of users has soared.
The emergence of uTorrent attracted the attention of Bram Cohen, founder of BitTorrent , a San Francisco-based company. Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, founders of music streaming platform Spotify, also based in Sweden, are also interested in Ludvig Strigeus, who single-handedly wrote uTorrent.
In 2006, uTorrent was acquired by Spotify, and Ludvig Strigeus joined Spotify. Not long after, Spotify sold uTorrent to BitTorrent. Both companies got what they wanted, BitTorrent got uTorrent, Spotify got Ludvig Strigeus, and Ludvig Strigeus also made a lot of money from selling uTorrent.
Ludvig Strigeus proved so important to Spotify that he almost wrote Spotify’s first computer music player by himself, and used peer-to-peer technology to reduce the bandwidth cost of data transfer.
Spotify is also important to Ludvig Strigeus and they achieve each other. On April 3, 2018, Spotify was directly listed on the New York Stock Exchange NYSE , and Ludvig Strigeus, who owns a lot of shares, also became a billionaire.
Ludvig Strigeus currently works at Spotify’s offices in Gothenburg, where he likes to play an important role behind the scenes.