Thursday, June 30, 2005

Grand Opening

"The Bickster" blog is now open for business. I hope to use this blog to have discussions on P2P, content distribution on Internet, and Peer Impact. Below is a summary of the last 4 years of my professional life.

My first adventure into the world of peer-2-peer was with an open source project called FurthurNet( At the heart of the application was a protocol call PCP(Packet Chain Protocol). The PCP protocol was a set of algorithms that would simultaneously download and upload a file from and to others in what we now call the CCN(Cooperative Communication Network).
After passing FurthurNet on to other community members, Jamie Addessi (one of founders of FurthurNet) and I, with the help of Wurld Media started a new company called LX Systems( For the last 4 years we've taken the PCP protocol to the next level to solve content distribution problems with the Internet.
The LX engine is now what "powers" the transfers in Peer Impact( Peer Impact is the first P2P application to get authorization to sell and distribute music from the 4 major record labels. Since the conception of PI I've been fortunate enough to lead a group of really talented developers in creating the PI client. My role at Wurld Media has recently changed, and I am now the Director of Research & Development where I'm trying to explore new trails for the company. Peer Impact has a bright future, and I feel extremely lucky and grateful to be a part something so unique and exciting.


Blogger Matt said...

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2:48 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

When are we going to see LX powering mobile technology and a mobile Peer Impact version for buying content .

2:51 PM  
Blogger Chris Bick said...

Never. I think the mobile market is just a fad. Much like the Internet. Just kidding. Just think, someday you could serve up content from your phone and earn PeerCash.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

It might even pay yoor cellphone bill LOL.

5:53 AM  
Anonymous filesharing software said...

Hello there Chris Bick, I thought I would check out some blog sites for info I could use at my website. I started out looking for peer 2 peer related stuff but there's so much info out there about everything, I kind of got lost. I get sidetracked easily these days. Anyway, I'm at and gotta get back to the search. Had fun and thanks, mike

9:03 PM  
Anonymous mp3 music sharing said...

Chris Bick. Some of these blog sites have more info on them than the regular websites. I've been searching websites looking for mp3 music sharing related info, I decided to try blog sites. And it seems like everybody has one but me. Anyway, I'm trying to improve the traffic flow to my site at and needed more substantive information I could use but got sidetracked again. Back to my search. Had fun though. Thanks Chris Bick, Mike

4:35 PM  

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