It sounds like this solves the discover-ability issue, but weather it can be crippled vs shutdown Im not so sure.
Also does this have anything to do with popcorn time, looks very similar, movie time :)
Let me just break it four different ways in three seconds to prove the point. Tor is not suitable for torrenting because the relays don't have enough bandwidth, but hosting a trivial website like this requires very little bandwidth so that wouldn't be a problem, and Tor relays use TCP port 443. Similarly, anyone using a VPN would be unaffected. And unless what you've described was done by by every ISP everywhere in the world, people on ISPs that did it could still connect to everyone on an ISP that didn't do it and the site would remain available everywhere. And, because a site like this would require very little bandwidth per user, throttling would be completely ineffective anyway.
But your proposal would violate network neutrality and interfere with the nascent movement to decentralize things back from having everything go through Facebook, so no.
It reminds me the Gnutella slogan (The network than can resist a nuclear attack).
Wasn't that the intent when creating the Internet as a whole?
> Yes. I remenber a recent post claiming it's near impossible to manage it's own mail server anymore because gmail and others mark all new senders as spam. It takes years to be recognized as a legitimate server.
That's just wrong. It's a hassle for sure, but it doesn't take years.
Does "utilizes Bitcoin cryptography" mean that there is a BT-ish system of bandwidth credits?
Personal identities are essentially bitcoin addresses (public keys) with corresponding private keys. This provides passwordless logins and authentication.
Sites on ZeroNet are bitcoin addresses with modification permission given based on ownership of the equivalent private key.
Plus (some) SSL has only just become hardware accelerated. It's only now or in the next few years that someone would consider SSL in torrents - just for hiding from ISPs. Still too many other problems. MPAA are known to download films for the peer list. You'd still be on that.