Toncoin (TON): Project Review, Recent Developments, Future Events, Community

Toncoin (TON) is the token native to The Open Network (TON), a decentralized Layer 1 blockchain network,

Toncoin (TON): Project Review, Recent Developments, Future Events, Community
  • Telegram has announced that users can use its ecosystem token, TON, to purchase anonymous blockchain-powered phone numbers.
  • In the last week, TON has been launched on DeFiLlama and Cryptomuscom.
  • TON, already active on three DEXs, will power Megaton Finance when the AMM DEX launches in January 2023.
  • TON has outperformed the crypto market, rallying by more than 57% since the start of December.

Project Review

Toncoin (TON) is the token native to The Open Network (TON), a decentralized Layer-1 blockchain network developed by the encrypted messaging platform Telegram. Initially called Telegram Open Network, the project was abandoned in May 2020 following a lawsuit filed by the SEC.

TON has evolved from transaction-focused crypto into a full-fledged ecosystem with decentralized storage, services, a domain name system (DNS equivalent), an anonymous network, and an instant payment platform.

TON was designed to fuel Telegram’s blockchain ecosystem. It is used for transaction fees, securing the blockchain through staking, deciding how the network develops, and settling payments.

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Recent Developments

Toncoin has been one of the most active cryptos in the last few weeks. This is largely influenced by the recent moves from Telegram in building a decentralized blockchain ecosystem.

On December 1st, we reported that Telegram was mulling building a blockchain ecosystem. As Telegram builds non-custodial wallets and decentralized exchanges for millions of people to trade and store crypto securely, TON looks to be the native currency.

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Pavel Durov, Telegram’s CEO recently announced that TON will be used as the primary token for Megaton Finance – an AMM-based decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol. TON is currently actively utilized on three other DEXs, including STON.fi, DeDust.io, and TonSwap.

On December 6th, Telegram announced that users could begin registering accounts without mobile numbers. This can be done by purchasing an anonymous number on the Fragment blockchain and paying with Toncoin (TON).

The update has seen the use of TON significantly increase. The Toncoin Foundation confirmed this, announcing on December 15th that over 250,000 CoinMarketCap users have added Toncoin to their watchlist. 

The decentralized finance (DeFi) tracker DeFiLlama also announced support for the TON Network. Cryptomuscom, a crypto payment gateway, exchanger, and wallet, also supported TON.

In November, SafePal, a provider of crypto software and hardware wallet solution, announced support for TON, citing significant demand for The Open Network among its user base.

Price Updates

The barrage of positive development in the TON Network has helped the token embark on a rally. Over the last seven days, the price of TON has been up by 28% – outperforming the top 100 ranked cryptos.

The 7-day price chart for Toncoin (TON). Source: CoinMarketCap

Since the start of December, the price of TON has gained more than 57%, even after rallying as high as $2.86 on Wednesday, December 14. TON’s rally has ended abruptly as the crypto market declines, with TON losing 6.5% over the last 24 hours.

The 24-day price chart for Toncoin (TON). Source: CoinMarketCap

Toncoin is now ranked as the 23rd largest crypto, with a price of $2.38 and a market cap of $2.9 billion. TON traded as low as $1.78 on December 1st, having a market cap of $2.21 billion.

Future Events

In building its ecosystem, the TON Foundation has been carrying its ecosystem along. It recently launched a challenge for smart contract developers with a prize pool of 50,000 $TON. The contest will be concluded on December 23rd.

Ozys, the South Korean leading blockchain company behind Megaton, has announced that the upcoming launch of a TON mainnet decentralized exchange (DEX) will happen in early January 2023.

On the Flipside

  • TON’s journey is not without its hiccups, with the securities and exchange commission filing and winning a lawsuit against Telegram in 2020.
  • As a result, Telegram was forced to return $1.2 billion to investors and pay an $18.5 million penalty to settle SEC charges.

Community

Toncoin is fast building one of the biggest crypto communities, especially as it receives more attention from Telegram. 

Community members are always ready to back the project and are bullish about the future of TON. Singing the praises of Toncoin, trader CryptoNik wrote this about the project:

Highlighting the strong performance of TON, and predicting a possible uptrend for the asset, crypto trader @CryptoBullet wrote:

@0xsurferboy has this to say about Toncoin.

Why You Should Care

Toncoin is strategically positioned to be one of the biggest and most influential cryptos in the DeFi sector. As Telegram builds its decentralized blockchain ecosystem, TON has the potential to be used by the 550+ million active users of the encrypted messaging platform.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Author
Milko Trajcevski

Milko Trajcevski is a DailyCoin news reporter, mainly focused on Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), and their founders (Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson). Milko is an avid follower of crypto and blockchain technology and has written thousands of articles on the subjects. He finds joy in transforming complex issues into written content that anyone can understand. Milko has used and analyzed numerous exchanges, such as Coinbase, FTX, and Binance. He also closely follows all of the latest news around the largest decentralized exchanges (DEXs). Location: Skopje, Macedonia