Telegram will reportedly be launching a series of public tests for the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain.
TON Public Testing
The messaging platform will also release the code and instructions for running and setting up a TON node as a part of the ongoing testing. According to the report, TON’s consensus mechanism and sharding scheme will be available for public testing.
News of public testing for TON came after a New York Times publication in the week which claimed Telegram was preparing to send the native token GRAM to initial investors within the next two months.
Telegram gained prominence for its massive 2018 initial coin offering (ICO) which raised $1.7 billion in funding.