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Telegram’s TON Blockchain: Codes Released and Going Live

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Telegram has released the codes and documentation for its upcoming TON blockchain. The code for running a blockchain node was released on the test network portal late Friday and the blockchain will be launched in October. Now developers and community members interested in the messaging app provider’s blockchain can start kicking the tires of a full node, a validator node and the blockchain explorer.

The release allows developers to download a version of the TON blockchain software. The software includes support for nodes and validators in order for verification of issues such as bug and other errors. Furthermore, the release also included a block explorer that allows users to navigate through the network. The code written in Fift will allow developers to prepare for the programming language. FIft is a programming language that was created solely for the purpose of creating and managing the smart contract on the TON blockchain.

How Does TON Blockchain Work?

TON will be a proof-of-stake blockchain platform that shall provide a rapid and secure transaction. TON blockchain will be a network consisting of various blockchains built around the “master blockchain.” The “master blockchain” is surrounded by many “working blockchains” that manage the traffic on the network. The “shard blockchains” micro-manage the work of “working blockchains.” Telegram will integrate the application into the messaging app after the lauch.

Telegram raised more than one and a half billion dollars ($1.7B) for the project but chose to keep it wrapped all the while.

October Launch

 According to Mitja Goroshevsky, CTO of TON Labs, which is working on tools for devs, there are currently 100 nodes maintained by Telegram itself on the testnet.

“Source code for a full node that can access testnet, create and validate blocks has been released. Lite client was released several months ago. TON Labs will release Public Beta of its developer tools suite on Monday,” Goroshevsky said.

The mainnet launch for the Telegram Open Network is set to happen no later than Oct. 31.

Telegram’s blockchain is designed as a proof-of-stake protocol with the support of multiple “shardchains.” Validators, chosen from among those users who stake considerable amounts of tokens, will confirm the blocks.

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