Blockchain platform TON (Telegram Open Network), developed by the team of the messenger Telegram, will be launched in test mode until the end of fall 2018.
As reported in the company newsletter to investors, the developers has successfully completed development of the most critical components required to run the test version, and the platform is ready on 70%.
According to a person familiar with the details of development TON, written a part of the system represents a new, almost completely decentralized way of sharing data. Have over these low-level protocols to be completed, additional in the form of the blockchain, and then the TON platform will be fully ready to launch.
Telegram founder Pavel Durov has not yet commented on this information.
Recall that in the Telegram rejected the idea of holding public ICO round after the company TON Issuer and Telegram Group under the control of the brothers Durov reported raising $850 million from 81 investors in February of this year, and then received another $850 million from 94 investors in March. In case of failure of the launch platform TON and its cryptocurrency until 31 October 2019 Telegram is going to return money to investors.