Telegram’s Blockchain OS Will Reportedly Feature In Google Play Market and AppStore

Google Play market and Apple’s AppStore will reportedly soon feature the Telegram Open Network (TON) operating system (OS).

On April 29 Russian news agency RBC reported via a source close to Telegram that TON OS will soon be available on smartphones and personal computers for mainstream users.

TON operating system is an end-to-end open-source infrastructure that allows developers and users to work with the TON blockchain.

TON OS will serve as an add-on for devices, making them able to support blockchain applications. However, TON OS is not an alternative to existing operating systems

The source said that with TON OS, users would be able to create applications that are automatically compatible with the blockchain platform. In the future, the OS expects to support applications with numerous functions:

“When it comes to finance or voting, decentralized management can solve a huge number of problems with corruption, management efficiency, citizen involvement. Small businesses will be able to reduce costs by using a secure chat for participants, managing assets of this business and contractual relations of the parties.”

Developers of the TON blockchain says that they were still considering launching TON, despite Telegram’s ongoing legal battle against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Telegram is seeking to appeal a U.S. federal court’s ruling in favor of the SEC to halt the distribution of the platform’s native Gram tokens.

Fedor Skuratov, a spokesperson for TON Community Foundation added:

“The community was ready for this (or another) scenario. We have several options, including the launch of TON by TCF [TON Community Foundation]. I will say more, no one (no one) can prevent the launch of TON by any other entity, person or community, cause TON is a decentralized open-source solution. Already, there are two different test networks, and within the community, there is at least one group planning to launch.”

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Unsplash

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