Completion of the TON project by open source community.
Testnet is running
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 400 million
active users as the critical mass necessary for the ecosystem to grow.
Infinite Sharding Paradigm
To achieve scalability, TON has built-in support for sharding: TON blockchains can automatically split
and merge to accommodate changes in load. This means that new blocks are always generated quickly and
the absence of long queues helps keep transaction costs low, even if some of the services using the
platform become massively popular.
Instant Hypercube Routing
TON blockchains use smart routing mechanisms to ensure that transactions between any two blockchains
will always be processed swiftly, regardless of the size of the system. The time needed to pass
information between TON blockchains grows logarithmically with their number, so scaling to even millions
of chains will allow them all to communicate at top speed.
TON uses a Proof-of-Stake approach in which processing nodes («validators») deposit stakes to guarantee
their dependability and reach consensus through a variant of the Byzantine Fault Tolerant protocol. This
allows TON to focus the computing power of its nodes on handling transactions and smart contracts,
further increasing speed and efficiency.
2-D Distributed Ledgers
TON can «grow» new valid blocks on top of any blocks that were proven to be incorrect to avoid
unnecessary forks. This self-healing mechanism saves resources and guarantees that valid transactions
will not be discarded due to unrelated errors.
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 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 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 Newton project intends to create bots and branches of Telegram application (like Telegram X) with
built-in wallets, transferring of grams 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
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.
+ 15 more participants
If you are a TON service developer, validator, or you have relevant skills in blockchain development, we invite you to participate.