The current state of Telegram Open Network
The Telegram Open Network (TON), is the most eagerly anticipated Mainnet launch in 2019 - and not without reason. TON has conjured up the 2nd largest fundraising effort in crypto, second only to that of EOS, and promises to launch a 5th generation blockchain that introduces its native asset, the Gram, as a payments tool to approximately 250 million active users of the Telegram Messenger.
But not all appears to be rosy over at Telegram HQ. The project is late in its roadmap by more than one year, and has only recently released a public Testnet, with all too many variables being currently classified under “unknown”. TON is faced with a dire dilemma; either deliver a working Mainnet by the 31st of October, or return capital to investors.
The small ecosystem around TON is currently seeing a flurry of activity as the deadline approaches fast, with mystery abound as the core developer team continues to keep a very low profile. Will the network launch in time? Will it be sufficiently decentralized? Will it attract the necessary developer interest to populate the network with applications?
In this report, we provide answers to above questions - and many more, in what is possibly the most comprehensive piece of research on all-things TON.