Telegram company — the developer of the eponymous messaging app — has launched a closed beta of a private blockchain platform TON. About this “Vedomosti” citing sources.

Access a test version of the TON received a limited number of professional teams from around the world, including Russia, working with bloccano. According to the leaders of the two teams, the participants were given the opportunity to install the node blockchain network TON, however, until certain test results not.

One of interlocutors of the edition noted that the tests revealed “an extremely high transaction rate”. Because the code of the blockchain, including smart contracts are still in the testing mode, it is difficult to name a specific performance, he added.

TON — payment on blockchain platform of Pavel Durov, which is designed to become a competitor not only a leading cryptocurrency projects like bitcoin and ethereum, but the giants of the financial space in the face of Visa and Mastercard. Use the cryptocurrency Gram.

The timing of the launch of blockchain-TON platform was repeatedly postponed. Initially a test version of the network was supposed to appear in the fall of 2018. Then the Telegram developers promised to launch the platform in January of this year, but again missed the appointed time. In February 2019, the command Telegram reported that the blockchain platform TON ready for 90%. The network launch was scheduled for the end of the first quarter, however, the timing again was thwarted.

Earlier it was reported that developers are already preparing the infrastructure for TON. In the network appeared the video showing the interface of a wallet for cryptocurrency Gram.

Also recently approved the official request of Pavel Durov on the elimination of registered UK company Telegram Messenger LLP, whereby the messenger has changed the legal person.

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