|As you know, the original KickassTorrents website was shut down by the US authorities and its alleged operator was arrested, but the crew is going to rebuild the platform – they have attracted many users and are now collecting donations to keep expanding.
Indeed, KickassTorrents was not just a site to leech the latest torrents from, accounting for millions of regular visitors that formed its community. Many considered it to be their virtual home. This friendship ended abruptly in July: the alleged operator of KAT was arrested following a criminal investigation of the US authorities and the site was taken offline. Now the KAT crew members who were unaffected are working hard to keep the community together – they have launched a new forum at Katcr.co, receiving support from high ranking moderators of the original website. Thousands of members have already returned to the community, which is going to expand and has started a fundraising campaign asking for money to repair and rebuild the “authentic KAT site code.” The KAT team is accepting donations through PayPal and a Gofundme campaign.
It is not clear whether they plan to return the torrent download and upload functionality to its former glory. KickassTorrents explained that lots of the original site staffers have returned to the community, but “funds are needed to develop and maintain it during the months to come”. So far, the focus is on the community element, but perhaps torrents will also return in the future. The problem is that the site administrators and crew, all regular users at one point, were separated from the people who technically and financially ran KickassTorrents and therefore don’t have access to the original code and data.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Saturday, August 13th, 2016
|Thanks God will be back this legend, and legends never die, Very Welcome to this site wish for user friendly site like this.|
|posted by (2016-08-13 23:07:22)|
|Hope the Kat operator will be freed soon, thats really sad that they arrested him. Also hope for the site to be back up & running again with no problems. Power to the people, peace.|
|posted by (2016-08-14 13:36:13)|
|Thanks for the update on KAT.|
We all look forward to KAT'S RESSURECTION.
|accepting donations? sounds like a trap|
US authorities have not stopped (*_*)
|posted by (2016-08-15 04:54:46)|
|Thanks For The Update|
|posted by (2016-08-15 06:55:49)|
|I sure hope they come back. As it is right now, the site is in shambles and many functions just don't work, like the comments. I don't think it will be easy to get it going again as it was but with hard work and a helping hand from KAT's friends this could be accomplished. ET now has an opportunity to fill an hole. Specially in the movies upload section. Before I would go to KAT for A-V ratings and upload reviews. It would be nice if the ET community could do that here on ET and thus become the new comment reference site for new uploads. It's an opportunity. Let's grab it.|
|i am sure the guys of YTS . aaarrrggg (you know those i am talking about) will do a kopykat as they have to use it, saying that they are the real KAT like they did for YIFY or will steal the domain like ....|
|posted by (2016-08-17 19:15:22)|
|I don't know if anybody else has noticed but every single "mirror" site I visit they ask for a new registration despite the fact I had been a member for quite a while...and part of this registration is signing up with a credit card (which wont be charged) There is no way in hell I would even think about using a site asking for this kind of information.|
|posted by (2016-10-28 16:51:10)|
|So is this where most of the former KAT users went then? I just discovered this site as TPB keeps letting me down...|
Thanks for such a great sharing site ET!
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