The Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform, behind which the popular messenger operator stands, is 90% complete, and the launch of the test network is scheduled for the end of March 2019. It is reported by The Block, with reference to the report received by the investors of the project.
As the newspaper notes, Telegram is actively negotiating the listing of the GRAM token at major Asian trading platforms – Huobi, Binance and OKEx. At the same time, the project intends to conclude a number of agreements in the field of electronic commerce and retail.
It is noteworthy that the testnet launch was originally scheduled to take place in January, however, it is likely that the developers were faced with unforeseen circumstances.
It should be emphasized that TON will also offer users smart contracts, the basic functionality of which is already ready.
Earlier, a number of media outlets reported that the main TON network would be launched in March, but without public testing of the technology this seems unlikely.
According to the HASH Crypto Investment Bank report, by the end of 2019, the total cost of GRAM’s internal tokens could reach $ 29.5 billion.