Telegram – encryptedmessengerservicehas recently revealed a test version of its blockchain-based TON platform ‘this autumn’, in line with a Russian media outlet ‘Vedomosti’ reported recently.
Speaking to the publication, investors “confirmed” thegenuinenessof a circular sent to participants in TON’s ICO offering atthe beginningofthe month of Sept.
In the circular,the corporateaforementionedthat the platform’s blockchainelementwaspresentlyunder development, with “70 %” ofthe workalready finished, the publication claims.
Onceoperational, TONwould alsomakeuse of its in-house cryptocurrency, Gram,and create a “newmean of exchanginginformation [data].”
Telegram attractedappreciableattention earlier this yearonceit raisednearly$1.8 Bln in investments for TON and its currentmessengerapplication via2privateICO offerings.
Following the success of the fundraising, inMayexecutivesafterwards cancelledoffthe planned publicphaseof the ICO.
At the time, Russian mediaadditionallyspeculated that authorities mightmakes an attemptto blockaccess toTelegramaltogether for the country’s residents as aresult ofthe ICO and its plans tolaunchGram,instead of the officialclarificationthat the service flouteddatasharing laws.
However, CEO ‘Pavel Durov’ declined to commentwhenquestioned by ‘Vedomosti’to confirmthe launch date of TON.