World's leading torrent download website ThePirateBay has decided to do away with torrent downloads in upcoming days. In a month's time The Pirate Bay will no longer offer downloads of .torrent files. "Shocked" - don't be, they are just going to move forward to a better alternative offering downloads via magnet links. As of now The Pirate Bay has made the magnet links the default download choice instead of torrents before .torrent file downloads are completely stopped in a month's time from now.
If you are thinking why this step ? the simple answer is "magnet links" needs little bandwidth to host a proxy, is de-centralized in nature and best of all in-case of some legal threats to the site anybody can host a full copy of The Pirate Bay magnet site on a USB thumb drive.