Inherited from Telegram, the TON blockchain was designed to onboard billions of users. It boasts ultra-fast transactions, low fees, and easy-to-use native apps, some of which can be used directly in Telegram such as @wallet or @cryptobot.
TON Community Weekly DigestHere’s a roundup of the most exciting news from the past seven days in The Open Network (TON) Ecosystem.
▪️ The number of registered TON accounts increased from 2,355,877 to 2,394,495 (+1.6%) between March 20 and March 26, 2023.
▪️ @wallet now supports Tether tokens (USDT) on the TRON network (TRC20). You can buy, transfer and store USDT in @wallet, as well as exchange USDT for Toncoin and vice versa directly in Telegram. Read more.
▪️ Toncoin is now available on Bitfinex, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, according to CoinMarketCap. Read more.
▪️ TON Foundation has launched TON Wallet Challenge with a prize pool of $60,000. We invite iOS, Android and desktop developers to take part. Read more.
▪️ Tonstarter has secured a $1.5M investment and launched the new Open Builders initiative. Read more.
▪️ A global update and redesign of the TON App catalog has been released. Read more.
▪️ The TON & Company YouTube channel has published an interview with the founders of the TON Play gaming platform. Watch the interview.
▪️ TON & Company has published an interview with one of the partners at DWF Labs, who shares his views on the future of the TON Ecosystem. Watch the interview.
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DWF Labs shares insights on the future of Web3 and The Open Network (TON) EcosystemIn an exclusive interview, Heng, a partner from DWF Labs, discusses the decentralised Web3 investment firm's support of The Open Network (TON) Ecosystem. He shares his own crypto story, the origins of DWF Labs and its ongoing support of TON.
Heng offers valuable insights into the future of blockchain technology, the coexistence of centralized Web2 and decentralized Web3 and the importance of raising awareness about TON. Don't miss this engaging conversation about the future of Web3 and the exciting developments happening in our space.
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Tonstarter receives $1.5M investment, launches new Open Builders initiative
The Tonstarter launchpad, which started its journey in The Open Network (TON) Ecosystem as a crowdfunding platform, has transcended its original concept by launching Open Builders, a new platform that brings together all the Tonstarter initiatives in one place.
In the near future, Open Builders will release several new tools for TON builders. Meanwhile, it is already helping start-up projects with a series of initatives:
— aiding public token sales
— attracting investments with the help of the VC/Angel Investors club
— supporting an introductory course for Web3.
The Tonstarter launchpad will become part of a new large-scale platform and will continue to conduct IDOs, develop the Community Incentives loyalty program and Tonstarter Learn.
A few days ago, Open Builders also launched its first original product, Open Rating, enabling anyone to provide reviews for blockchain projects.
The Open Builders doors are wide open and the platform invites all TON builders to get involved: http://openbuilders.xyz
It should be noted that the project team recently attracted investments worth $1.5 million from Kingsway Capital, Gate.io Ventures, DWF Labs, Hexit Capital and other partners.
TON Foundation is launching the TON Wallet Challenge with a $60,000 prize pool.The competition is open to iOS, Android, and desktop developers. Your task is to create a new TON Wallet application that can replace the existing wallets. Guidelines, evaluation criteria, technical requirements, and useful resources are available on GitHub.
To participate, you can submit your application through @toncontests_bot, and further information about the contest can be found on the official website.
The competition will last for 2 months and will end on May 22.
Bitfinex to list Toncoin (TON)
Bitfinex, the most liquid Bitcoin exchange, has announced the listing of Toncoin (TON). Henry Child, Head of Token Sales at Bitfinex, expressed excitement about TON's potential for users, describing The Open Network (TON) as "one of the most exciting blockchains in the Web3 space."
Bitfinex users will obtain access to TON via its mobile app or web platform, with advanced features available, such as margin trading, lending and staking available. Deposits for TON will be available from ≈10:00 (UTC) on March 27 and trading will commence from ≈10:00 (UTC) on March 29, with trading pairs US Dollar (USD) and Tether tokens (USDT).
The listing of TON on Bitfinex is expected to accelerate the mass adoption of the TON Ecosystem while providing Bitfinex users with more opportunities to diversify their portfolio and participate in the future of blockchain technology.
@wallet now supports Tether (TRC20) for easy sending, buying, and trading@wallet, a TON-based crypto wallet on Telegram, has integrated the Tether USDT stablecoin on the Tron network (TRC20). You can now get all the advantages of USDT within Telegram and can even send USDT to your friends with no commission fee.
Tether USDT is a stablecoin whose value is pegged to the US dollar, providing stability and liquidity for the crypto market. With @wallet, you can now send, buy, sell, trade, and receive USDT. @wallet has also created a new “Swap” tab which allows you to quickly exchange USDT for TON and vice versa.
Here is a short guide on how to deposit USDT into your @wallet. Please note that at the moment @wallet only supports USDT transactions on the Tron network (TRC20).
TON App releases major global updateThe Open Network (TON) decentralized applications (dApps) catalog has been updated with the introduction of a significant redesign of the service.
▪️ Main page improvementsThe navigation and search functions have been improved to make them more user-friendly. In addition, various filters have been added to allow for quicker and easier application searches.
▪️ Category interface updateAnimations have been incorporated into the interface and changes have been made to the way that the most popular services are displayed.
▪️ Application pages redesignDescriptions have become more detailed, and soon dApps will receive tags explaining their main functions.
▪️ Developer suite interface updateIt has now become more convenient for product creators to add services to the catalog.
The TON App team is committed to continually improving the site and plans to focus on filling the catalog and creating more content for the articles section. Stay tuned for more updates!
In an exclusive interview, the TON Play founders reveal how they are revolutionizing blockchain gamingThe founders of TON Play, a cutting-edge GameFi platform built on TON, have given a special interview to TON & Company. In this interview, hosted by Mark Okhman, you can find out how TON Play is changing the gaming industry by utilizing blockchain technology.
This interview covers everything from the founding of TON Play to how the company is ensuring the best user experience for both players and NFT creators.
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TON Community Weekly Digest
Here’s a roundup of the most exciting news from the past seven days in The Open Network (TON) ecosystem.
Network stats update:
▪️ The number of new accounts created on TON grew from 2,313,891 to 2,347,955 (+1.4%) between March 13 to 19.
▪️ Anthony Tsivarev, senior partner of FS Labs, assumed the role of director of developer relations at TON Foundation.
▪️ A list of projects receiving funding from a TON committee was published. Every month, TON combs through applications to find the newest grant recipients, so if your team is creating exciting projects on TON, you’re encouraged to apply—and you can do so on Questbook 2.0.
▪️ Whiterabbit wrote an article analyzing the history of TON mining. Read it here.
▪️ TON Blockchain won the “Developer Community of the Year” award at the international AIBC Awards Eurasia 2023. Read more.
▪️ DoraHacks published a roundup of 14 live events from Hack-a-TONx DoraHacks.
▪️ Noncustodial crypto wallet MathWallet, which has over 2 million users, added support for TON Network. Read more.
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TON Blockchain is joining 70+ networks on MathWallet.
MathWallet has announced it now supports The Open Network (TON) Blockchain.
MathWallet is a popular noncustodial crypto wallet that provides storage services for over 70 blockchain networks and hardware wallets.
MathWallet lets users:
— Switch to the TON Network
— Create and import wallets
— Send and receive Toncoin
— Grant access to apps.