In line with recent ‘announcement‘ published on ‘test.ton.org’, encrypted instant messaging service provider named ‘Telegram’ has officially launched a test client for its TON Blockchain [Telegram OpenNetwork].
The recently released archive of files available for download is a distribution of a preliminary version of the TON Blockchain Network and the relevant sections of the [TON] Blockchain Library, in line with the ‘readme file‘. This event of development is a simplified stable version of the Lite-Client.
Earlier on 25th May, a GitHub user apparently ‘uploaded‘ a version of the client. As per the readme file available on GitHub, the client – if configured properly – linked to a full node for the TON blockchain testnet and sent some queries to it.
Apart from the Lite-Client itself, users could additionally install a configuration file for smart contract development, that connects the lite client to a dedicated server. Users thus can begin making new smart contracts, audit the state of existing smart contracts, send external messages to smart contracts, among another options. Users might also deploy Fift to compile, execute, and debug smart contracts locally, the file adds.
Fift is a new programming language for TON that was ‘revealed‘ earlier last week. This language is specially designed for developing and managing TON blockchain smart contracts, and interacting with the TON Virtual Machine.
Telegram reportedly ‘launched‘ a private beta testing of the TON blockchain to a restricted number world-wide developers earlier in April. Whereas testing didn’t offered any specific outcomes, two anonymous testers discovered that the [blockchain] demonstrated an “extremely quick transactional speed.”