Completion of the TON blockchain by open source community
in the TON Developers & Validators chat to participate in the development of TON together
Developers and validators teamed up to finish work on the next generation blockchain TON after the Telegram team was forced to stop its work.
Our work is carried out according to the principles of decentralized development and the principles of open source, following the example of Linux development.
- Speed and scalability that allows for processing millions of transactions per second and accommodating hundreds of millions of active users and millions of applications.
- Intuitive user interfaces that enable an average user to easily buy, store, and transfer value, as well as use decentralized apps in a natural way.
- Integration with Telegram Apps with potential involvement of 500 million active users as the critical mass necessary for the ecosystem to grow.
TON Payments is a platform for micropayments and a micropayment channel network. It can be used for instant off-chain value transfers between users, bots, and other services. Safeguards built into the system ensure that these transfers are as secure as on-chain transactions.
TON Proxy is a network proxy/anonymizer layer used to hide the identity and IP addresses of TON nodes.
Similar to I2P (Invisible Internet Project), this layer can be used to create decentralized VPN services and blockchain-based TOR alternatives to achieve anonymity and protect online privacy.
In conjunction with the TON P2P Network and TON DNS, TON Proxy can make any service, including Telegram, effectively immune to censorship.
TON Services provides a platform for third-party services of any kind that enables smartphone-like friendly interfaces for decentralized apps and smart contracts, as well as a World Wide Web-like decentralized browsing experience.
TON DNS is a service for assigning human-readable names to accounts, smart contracts, services, and network nodes. With TON DNS, accessing decentralized services can be similar to viewing a website on the World Wide Web.
TON Storage is a distributed file-storage technology, accessible through the TON P2P Network and available for storing arbitrary files, with torrent-like access technology and smart contracts used to enforce availability. This component not only enables storage services akin to a distributed Dropbox, but also paves the way for more complex decentralized apps that require storing large amounts of data, such as Youtube — or Telegram.
The TON community intends to create bots and branches of Telegram application (like Telegram X) with built-in wallets, transferring of TON coins and other blockchain functionality and supporting them up to date.
The MTProto protocol and Telegram Messenger applications are open source.
Among the members of the community there are experts well versed in Telegram technology: winners of Telegram Contests and developers of popular Telegram bots.
The community consists of developers, TON Blockchain Contests winners, validators and decentralized technology enthusiasts.
Members of the community are located in different parts of the world, do not belong to any commercial organization, and share the principles of open source software.
There are no former or current Telegram employees in the community.
If you are a TON service developer, validator, or you have relevant skills in blockchain development, we invite you to participate.