Telegram Open Network
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We’ve built the most
powerful blockchain platform.

Telegram set out to find a novel solution to meet the speed and scalability required for mass adoption, researches resulted in the creation of
Telegram Open Network, a scalable and flexible blockchain architecture that consists of a master chain and up to 292 accompaying blockchains.

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TECHNOLOGY BEHIND TON

Cryptocurrencies and other blockchain-based technologies have the potential to make the world more secure and self-governed. However, to this day, no consensus-backed currency has been able to appeal to the mass market and reach mainstream adoption.

Exchanging value should be as easy as exchanging information, and the technology behind TON offers the ideal foundation to make this a reality.

Read more about TON Features

Light Wallet Wallet

Anyone with a smartphone and an internet connection can get on board with cryptocurrencies in an intuitive way.

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The Telegram Team relied on its 10-year experience in building user-friendly interfaces for tens of millions to create light wallets for both desktop and mobile.
We're going to integrate TON Wallet into Telegram Messaging App and all of it's applications.
TON Wallet will become the world's most adopted cruptocurrency wallet.

  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Easily Integrable in Telegram Messaging App
  • Cross-Platform Support
  • Bug-Less
  • 0% Fees

TOKEN DISTRIBUTION TOKEN

The total supply of native TON Tokens (GRAMS) will equal 5 billion.
To obtain the resources required to make TON a reality,
we've just launched our (336) 546-1372

Start

March 28th, 2018 (13:00 UTC)

Number of tokens for sale

850,000,000 GRAM (+10% Bonus)

End

April 8th, 2018 (17:00 UTC)

Tokens exchange rate

1 GRAM Token = 0.10 USD

Acceptable currencies

BTC, ETH

Minimal transaction amount

0.7 ETH / 0.05 BTC

PUBLIC ICO ENDS IN:
SIGN UP & BUY GRAM TOKENS NOW

8% Referral Bonus + Bounty Program

Distribution Of Tokens

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Use Of Funds

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Roadmap RoadMap

Q3 2013

Launch of Telegram Messenger and the Telegram API

Q2 2015

Launch of the Bot API and Platform

Q2 2016

Launch of the Bot API and Platform

Q2 2017

Start of the development of TON

Q1 2018

Launch of Telegram External Secure ID

February 2018

Private Sale

March 2018

Public ICO
(LIVE)

Q2 2018

Launch of the Minimal Viable Test Network of TON

Q4 2018

Launch of Telegram Wallet

Q1 2019

Creation of TON-based economy in Telegram

Q2 2019

Launch of TON Services, TON Storage, and TON Proxy

Team Team

Telegram has a world-class team of 15 developers that were selected from thousands of contenders over the last ten years.
To become part of the team, each of its current members had either to win in the world’s top programming contests or to take the first place in one of the nationwide multi-level coding competitions.

Dr.Nikolai Durov
CTO at Telegram

Awards

- Absolute World Champion in Programming (2000, 2001) — one of ten people in history to win the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest twice.

- Gold Medals in International Mathematical Olympiads (1996, 1997, 1998).

- Gold and Silver Medals in International Olympiads in Informatics (1995,1996,1997,1998).

Dr.Nikolai Durov

CTO at Telegram

Nikolai is a renowned mathematician and a world-class programmer, uniquely combined in one person.

At the age of 8 Nikolai already solved cubic equations. He started coding at 9, and by 13 he built a full-fledged operating system for Intel 80386 microprocessors in x86 assembly language. While spending summers in Siberia without access to a computer, 11-year old Nikolay filled hundreds of pages with x86 assembly code, creating programs such as a Forth interpreter entirely on paper. As a CTO and guru in distributed systems, he scaled VK and then Telegram to tens of millions of daily users. In 2014 Nikolai became interested in Bitcoin and related technologies. His research on these topics culminated in TON’s Technical White Paper, where he summarized the advancements of blockchain technology and proposed a novel architecture for scalable decentralized ledgers.

Pavel Durov
CEO at Telegram

Awards

- The most promising Northern European leader under 30 (2014).

- Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (2017).

Pavel Durov

CEO at Telegram

Pavel first gained international recognition for founding VK, which under his leadership commanded a 70 percent market share in Russia, Ukraine and Belorussia, eclipsing Facebook and other competing social networks. An outspoken libertarian, he published free market manifestos urging the Russian government to deregulate and decentralize the country’s economy. Pavel was forced to sell VK and leave Russia in 2014 after a clash with the government over his users’ privacy and freedom of speech

Pavel started coding at 10, and at 11 he already created his first multiplayer strategy game. As a teenager, he built popular online communication tools for fellow students. At 21 he single-handedly coded the first version of VK. Pavel founded Telegram and became interested in cryptocurrencies in 2013, when he spent $1.5 million of his savings on Bitcoin that he holds to this day.

Aliaksei Levin
C/C++ Engineer at Telegram

Awards

- Gold Medal, ACM International Programming Contest World Finals (2011)

- Silver Medal, ACM International Programming Contest World Finals (2010)

- First Prize, International Mathematics Competition for University Students (2009)

- Gold Medal, First Place, International Mathematical Olympiad (2005)

- Silver Medal, International Mathematical Olympiad (2004)

Aliaksei Levin

C/C++ Engineer at Telegram

2013-present: C/C++ Engineer at Telegram. Developed distributed data storage engines, client cross-platform libraries, and the bot API.

2010-2013: C/C++ Engineer at VK. Built data storage engines and created the custom programming language KPHP for high-level backend developers.

Vitalik Valtman
C/C++ Engineer at Telegram

Awards

- Silver Medal, ACM International Programming Contest World Finals (2006)

- 4th place, Top Coder Open

- 4th place, Top Coder Collegiate Contest

Vitalik Valtman

C/C++ Engineer at Telegram

2013-present: C/C++ Engineer at Telegram. Developed networking and data storage engines.

2010-2013: C/C++ Engineer at VK. Developed networking and data storage engines.

Arseny Smirnov
C/C++ Engineer at Telegram

Awards

Gold Medal, ACM International Programming Contest World Finals (2011)

Silver Medal, ACM International Programming Contest World Finals (2010)

Arseny Smirnov

C/C++ Engineer at Telegram

2013-present: C/C++ Engineer at Telegram. Developed server data storage engines, client cross-platform libraries, and bot API.

2010-2013: C/C++ Engineer at VK. Developed data storage engines and created the custom programming language KPHP for high-level backend developers.

John
Client C++ Engineer at Telegram

John

Client C++ Engineer at Telegram

2014-present: Client C++ Engineer at Telegram.
Single-handedly built Telegram Desktop

2007-2013: Lead backend/frontend Engineer at VK after winning a nationwide contest in JS.

Igor
Lead Backend Engineer at Telegram

Igor

Lead Backend Engineer at Telegram

2014-present: Lead Backend Engineer at Telegram.
Built the entire Telegram API for client apps.

2007-2013: Lead backend/frontend Engineer at VK after winning a nationwide contest in JS.

DrKlo
Android Engineer at Telegram

DrKlo

Android Engineer at Telegram

2014-present: Android Engineer at Telegram after winning a nationwide contest in Android Java.
Built Telegram for Android.

2012-2013: iOS Engineer at VK after winning a nationwide contest in Objective C.

Peter
iOS/Swift Engineer at Telegram

Peter

iOS/Swift Engineer at Telegram

2014-present: iOS/Swift Engineer at Telegram.
Built Telegram for iOS (Objective C).
Built Telegram Beta for iOS (Swift).

2012-2013: iOS Engineer at VK after winning a nationwide contest in Objective C.

Grisha
Cross Platform Developer at Telegram

Grisha

Cross Platform Developer at Telegram

2016-present: Cross Platform Developer at Telegram.
Builds voice calls.

2010-2016: Android Engineer at VK after winning a nationwide contest in Java for Android.
Single-handedly built the VK app for Android.

Kolar
Backend/Frontend Engineer at Telegram

Kolar

Backend/Frontend Engineer at Telegram

2014-present: Backend/Frontend Engineer at Telegram.
Built: Instant View Platform, Translations Platform, telegra.ph, telesco.pe, etc.

2010-2013: Lead backend/frontend Engineer at VK after winning a nationwide contest in JS.

Ilya
iOS/Swift Engineer at Telegram

Ilya

iOS/Swift Engineer at Telegram

2013-present: iOS/Swift Engineer at Telegram after several winning a nationwide contest in Objective C.
Built multiple features for Telegram iOS

Igor
Infrastructure Architect at Telegram

Igor

Infrastructure Architect at Telegram

2013-present: Infrastructure Architect at Telegram.
Scaled Telegram to tens of thousands of servers.

2008-2013: Senior System Engineer.
Scaled VK to tens of thousands of servers

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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Below we’ve provided some general informations about Telegram Open Network, GRAM Token, Public ICO Phase, Pariticipation and few others.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch with us using the contact form below or through e-mail.

Telegram Open Network (TON) - is a blockchain platform designed to host a new generation of Cryptocurrencies and Decentralized Applications.

Bitcoin has established itself as the digital gold, and Ethereum has proved to be an efficient platform for token crowd sales. However, there is no current standard cryptocurrency used for the regular exchange of value in the daily lives of ordinary people. The blockchain ecosystem needs a decentralized counterpart to everyday money — a truly mass-market cryptocurrency.

Despite their revolutionary potential, existing cryptocurrencies lack the qualities required to attract the mass consumer.

Telegram will use its expertise in encrypted distributed data storage to
create TON, a fast and inherently scalable multi-blockchain architecture.
TON can be regarded as a decentralized supercomputer and value transfer system.

Read our(443) 554-6803 for more detailed informations.

In addition to payments for all digital and physical assets sold by individual merchants within the Telegram ecosystem and on other projects integrated with TON, the TON coins (Grams) will be used as:

- Commission («gas») paid to TON nodes («validators») for processing transactions and smart contracts.

- Stakes deposited by validators to be eligible to validate transactions and generate new blocks and coins.

- Capital lent out to validators in exchange for a share of their reward.

- Voting power required to support or oppose changes in the parameters of the protocol.

- Payment for services provided by apps built on the platform (TON Services).

- Payment for storing data securely in a decentralized way (TON Storage).

- Payment for registering blockchain-based domain names (TON DNS) and hosting TON-sites (TON WWW).

- Payment for hiding identity and IP addresses (TON Proxy).

- Payment for bypassing censorship imposed by local ISPs (TON Proxy).


All of these services can be free for the users since the application owners may choose to cover the corresponding fees, and adopt a freemium or an advertisement-based business model.

We've sucessfully reached our goal of $800 Million in funding during the private-sale phase, which happened on January, 2018.

The bulk pre-sale of TON tokens was available only to a selected group of institutional investors who participated in the private-sale through fiat currencies.

GRAM Token Public ICO is available to all countries, no matter of the nationality.

There isn't any limit, except the minimal transaction amount which is set based by the cryptocurrency you'd like to participate with.

First of all, you have to sign up on Telegram Open Network.

Once you get an account, you can participate with these cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

You will receive your GRAM Tokens on your account as soon as the transaction is confirmed by the blockchain.

The average confirmation time normally is 2 minutes, however sometimes that may vary based on the transaction volume.

Telegram’s existing ecosystem will offer simple ways of buying the TON coins (Grams), and a range of services to spend them on, driving demand and fundamental value for the cryptocurrency.

Please read our whitepaper (Page 14. "Uses of TON as a Cryptocurrency") for more detailed informations on GRAM Token usability.

As of this moment, every GRAM Token is stored securely on Telegram Open Network Blockchain with end-to-end encryption.

Telegram’s distributed servers (and TON Blockchain) do NOT have access to any of your information directly, but instead we store a hash of the value to be able to confirm that the GRAM Token transaction was verified when the user obtained their secure ID.

Also, we're releasing our Light Wallet which will be available for: Desktop, MacOS, Linux, iOS and Android.

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