Will Telegram launch Ton in March? It could be fake news
Will Telegram launch Ton in March? It could be fake news

Will Telegram launch Ton in March? It could be fake news

By Amelia Tomasicchio - 26 Jan 2019

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Yesterday rumors began to circulate that Telegram would be ready to launch TON, a blockchain platform with its related cryptocurrency, Gram, for which the company raised USD 1.7 billion about a year ago.

However, the news could be fake. In fact, some TON investors have denied that they have received any communication recently.

The last newsletter they received was in September, and it stated that 70% of the development was completed.

Even the news saying that by February/March there should be a crucial meeting with major investors, during which Durov should present a trial version of TON, has not yet been confirmed and there is no evidence that it is true.

The rumour probably started to circulate following a post, which appeared on a Telegram channel in Russian, mentioning the fact that the testnet had already been launched and that Durov would perhaps attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), which turned out not to be true.

After all, the timing for the launch of TON has already been changed several times, being originally scheduled for the end of 2018.

Amelia Tomasicchio

As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for several international crypto-related magazines and CMO at Eidoo. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist, and also PR manager for the Italian market at Bitget. She is also a marketing teacher at Digital Coach in Milan and she published a book about NFTs for the Italian publishing house Mondadori, while she is also helping artists and company to entering in the sector. As advisor, Amelia is also involved in metaverse-related project such as The Nemesis and OVER.

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