BitTornado was developed by John Hoffman, who also created its predecessor, Shad0w's Experimental Client.
It is programmed using Python, for platform independence. Due to this, it can be used server-side on servers which support python applications, without having root access. Torrentflux is a popular PHP front-end for BitTornado, but because of its nature being inherently resource-intense, most shared web hosts block such scripts.
BitTornado developer John Hoffman decided to ban BitComet users from accessing his client as he claims it exploits super-seeds.The BitTorrent client ABC was a fork of BitTornado.