TON News

TON is the abbreviation for a blockchain project called The Open Network. TON originally stood for Telegram Open Network, but Telegram exited the endeavor in 2020. 

Originally headed up by Telegram, the company behind the Telegram messaging app, TON started as a blockchain for decentralized applications and speedy transactions. The Telegram TON initial coin offering, or the TON ICO, ran in 2018, garnering approximately $1.7 billion through its GRAM token sale. TON subsequently saw significant backlash from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. Various developments surfaced regarding investor refunds.

Run by the community, a subsequent and separate project known as Free TON came to life in 2020. Free TON operates without Telegram as a blockchain formed from the original project’s code. Other TON solutions have also arisen based on available open-source data.

News
Telegram's TON saga seems far from over as a disgruntled investor seeks compensation.
Report: TON investor demands compensation from Durov
Helen Partz
2021-03-02T07:58:48+00:00
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News
While Telegram's token project is dead, the blockchain still lives.
China's BSN partners with TON Labs to utilize Telegram blockchain
Osato Avan-Nomayo
2021-03-01T10:00:00+00:00
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Explained
Grant programs have their flaws — they often lack transparency and shut out good ideas. Here’s why contests are a compelling alternative.
Why contests are better than grants for a healthy crypto community
Connor Sephton
2020-12-20T20:27:00+00:00
Sponsored
Despite Telegram abandoning TON earlier this year, the technology underpinning the project lives on. Here’s what happened next.
Q&A: What happened after Telegram abandoned TON?
Connor Blenkinsop
2020-12-07T12:00:00+00:00
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Sponsored
A blockchain focused on “sustainable decentralization” says it is about to become one of the world’s largest and most scalable proof-of-stake networks.
‘Sustainable decentralization’: Network will have 440 validators in weeks
Connor Blenkinsop
2020-11-25T15:52:00+00:00
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Opinion
Blockchain technology is just a tool that solves a problem, it cannot be the goal of the entire project.
The cryptocurrency sector is overflowing with dead projects
Bert Kozma
2020-11-08T08:00:00+00:00
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News
The app has helped Belarusians stay in touch during a communications blackout.
Telegram supports protests in Belarus with new opposition flag emoji
Helen Partz
2020-08-27T12:21:00+01:00
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News
“We are not selling Telegram – neither in part, nor in full,” Telegram CEO Pavel Durov promises.
Pavel Durov Denies He’s Selling Telegram Following TON Failure
Helen Partz
2020-08-05T16:42:00+01:00
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