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.
The latest @wallet bot update: a new interface, a QR code scanner, and t.me domains
The team behind the @wallet Telegram bot has released a new update that delivers quality-of-life improvements to make your crypto experience even more accessible.
A new interface
The user experience wouldn’t be complete without a streamlined interface. In this latest update, the UI now contains a “Paste” button, which makes entering long wallet addresses much smoother.
Moreover, the send crypto screen has a built-in QR code scanner.
TON Web3 addresses
Speaking of long addresses — @wallet has integrated support for short human-readable “username.t.me” domains to send and receive Toncoin, eliminating the possibility of bungling long addresses or copying the wrong one. You’ll have to visit Telegram’s domain platform, Fragment, to purchase a domain, but more information is available here.
Rounding out this line-up of solid improvements is a revamped transaction history. After making transactions with your Telegram contacts, you’ll now see their avatars instead of colored circles — a nice little touch making your history more visually pleasant.
To experience these new features, you must update the Telegram app to its latest version.
Preparations for the Hack-a-TONx DoraHacks are in full swing!
The TON Foundation and DoraHacks, a hacking platform uniting businesses and entrepreneurs, are gearing up to host a worldwide Hack-a-TON that’ll kick off on Jan. 30 in the TON ecosystem.
This large-scale event is offering a total prize pool of $180,000, in which thousands of developers will participate.
In addition to the online component of the competition, the event will offer 12 offline training sessions and meet-ups in Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and others.
"Winning teams will have an opportunity to attract funding from the TONcoin.Fund."
If you have participated in TON events for developers or have programmed in FunC before, you can lend a hand in promoting Hack-a-TONx DoraHacks by writing an article on your personal experience and providing advice to beginner developers ($300 in Toncoin will be awarded to the authors of the best articles).
▪️ Crypto research community M6 Labs Research conducted an analysis of the TON ecosystem and published an in-depth report about the blockchain. Read more.
▪️ Digital asset transaction network Mixin Network added storing capabilities to its Mixin Messenger wallet and MixinBot on Telegram. Read more.
▪️Tegro.Finance, a new DEX on TON from Tegro, launched its mainnet. ▪️Tegro also launched an NFT marketplace, LiberMall. ▪️ The Tegro.Finance DEX was listed on DefiLlama and whose TVL is now included in the TON ecosystem’s DeFi segment.
▪️Crowdfunding platform GAGARIN has begun integrating the TON blockchain.
▪️ Scammer activity surfaced last week. We urge everyone not to send Toncoin to third parties and read our guide on digital safety.
Stay up-to-date with the latest developments brewing in the TON ecosystem by turning on the notifications to this channel. You won’t want to miss a thing!
📒A handful of TON altcoins available on CoinMarketCap
⚫️ The DeFi industry on The Open Network gained recognition at the world-famous cryptocurrency aggregator CoinMarketCap. Now users can track not only the native token of the blockchain but many others. This became possible thanks to the listing of DeDust on the analytical website.
⚫️ A primary token of Scaleton and the DeDust exchange. Users can be awarded tokens by developing the ecosystem around the product and finding bugs. According to the developer, $SCALE holders will get unique benefits from trading on DeDust in the future.
⚫️ A native token of the social network based on the TON blockchain, Tonex. Users can tip others with $TNX, ads on the site, and much more. The founder has plans to integrate the token as a means of payment for NFT on Tonex.
⚫️ $AMBRA is run by Ton Whales, the initial developers of the first mining pool on The Open Network, and Tonhub, a well-known wallet app. The holders of TON Whales NFT periodically may win coins and exchange them for some goods in Whales lifestyle shop.
⚫️ A native token of Tegro Ecosystem and the Tegro.Finance decentralized exchange. In the future, users will be able to receive cashback in the form of tokens from transactions on the exchange. Integrated as a means of payment into several Telegram bots.
These and a bunch of other tokens are also available for trading in the TON Rocket bot. This list will expand as more TON tokens appear on CoinMarketCap.
Mixin Network, a distributed ledger allowing the transfer of digital assets with zero network fees, will add Toncoin support for its wallet, Mixin Messenger, and its MixinBot on Telegram.
Mixin Network is a decentralized Web3 platform with open-source code, a developed ecosystem comprising many dApps, its own messenger, and a crypto wallet, Mixin Messenger, which supports 47 public blockchains and most well-known cryptocurrencies. The network has around $1 billion worth of assets.
People will be able to store, send, and receive Toncoin on Mixin shortly, as well as BTC, ETH, AVAX, DOT, and others.
Toncoin will also be supported by the cross-chain payments protocol MixPay Protocol, a decentralized Web3 cross-chain payment protocol powered by Mixin Network. MixPay Protocol connects different chains, cryptos, wallets, exchanges, market makers, integrators, and developers together.
Research community M6 Labs Research, a member of the crypto and blockchain resource Momentum6, has conducted an analysis of the TON ecosystem and written extensively about TON’s history and its current and future potential.
On Dec. 31, 2022, the TON Foundation presented to the community TON Storage, a technology that reliably stores data of any size on the decentralized TON network.
It’s important to note that every key component for a Web3 internet from TON’s roadmap was released on schedule.
TON developers have published an article on TON Storage, and we’re going to give a run-down of its most exciting aspects.
TON Storage: What you need to know
▪️ In the modern world, there’s only one safe way to store data: by spreading the information among as many storage devices as possible and saving it in various locations.
▪️ The technology behind TON Storage is akin to BitTorrent’s. Like torrents, users download files directly from one another’s devices without using servers or data centers.
▪️ With a special utility, any user can upload a file onto The Open Network and make it available for download. The following user who downloads the file will automatically become a storage node and join in seeding, while the next person will download from the first two nodes (users) simultaneously. This way, file copies will be stored in various locations worldwide.
▪️ Anyone can become a storage node on the TON network and receive Toncoin directly from users for storing files and data.
▪️ Uploaded files on the network are immutable, and the integrity is confirmed via cryptography.
▪️ On regular torrents, there are no guarantees of secure storage and no financial incentive. Files are available as long as one node on the network is storing them. TON Storage can provide data security by creating special smart contracts between users and storage nodes. The smart contracts guarantee that users will pay the node a fixed price for storing their files.
▪️ TON Storage is integrated with TON Sites. Now you can host a TON site in TON Storage.
▪️ TON Storage is a suitable option for storing NFT content. The TON NFT standard was designed with the possibility of migrating to TON Storage in mind, and now collection creators can use this feature.
▪️ On TON Storage, you can upload private data, which will be encrypted beforehand with the help of your TON wallet keys. This will provide excellent security and allow users to avoid using log-ins and passwords.
▪️ The TON Foundation encourages developers to create products based on TON Storage, from convenient apps similar to Dropbox to non-commercial torrent portals for file sharing.
▪️ The TON Foundation will be concentrating on integrating TON Storage with TON Payments to enable rewarding storage nodes not only for storing files but also for quick sharing.
▪️ We invite the community to download a file from TON Storage