On a recent 6th July update, the official TON development group on Telegram revealed that it might be discontinue its support of the test network for TON. Remaining TON validators are going to be turned off by 1st August. Within the post, the TON official recommended network participants save all their relevant data and stop their testing processes.
Despite the testnet being set to completely terminate in less than a month from now, network participants will still be ready to continue their experimentation after the testnet is terminated. So as to do that, users can install their own testnet validators, mentioned in much greater detail in three different how-to documents containing guidelines for the Full Node, the Validator, along with the Test Grams.
Tron Tested Explorer
Telegram revealed it TON testnet for explorer and node software earlier on 6th Sept., last year. In anticipation of its scheduled 31st Oct. launch last year, the company launched an alpha version of an iOS wallet to figure with its native token, the Gram. But Telegram’s TON plans were never fully realized, as the U.S. SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] suddenly deemed Telegram’s $1.7 Bln ICO illegal in mid-October.
Along side a long-running legal battle with the United States regulators, Telegram agreed to terminate its TON project, also as return $1.2 Bln to investors in line with a court-approved final settlement. As officially announced by Telegram CEO Pavel Durov, the firm had already reimbursed over $1.2 Bln by 25th June.