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Messaging App Telegram to Auction Usernames on TON Blockchain
Toncoin, the native coin of the TON blockchain, is up nearly 9% at $1.34.
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Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov (Getty Images)
Telegram Founder Teases Marketplace for Address Auctions
Since founder Pavel Durov discussed the feature Monday afternoon, the price of TON – the native token behind The Open Network – increased 15%.
Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov (Getty Images)

TON Foundation raised $90M for a new ecosystem fund. (Shutterstock)
TON Foundation Sets Up $90M Ecosystem Fund
The fund's aim is to establish projects on TON and promote its user as a layer 1 blockchain through advisory services and financial backing.
TON Foundation raised $90M for a new ecosystem fund. (Shutterstock)

The final TON was mined on June 28, signaling the transition of toncoin’s transition from a largely proof-of-work model to proof-of-stake. (Pixabay)
Final Toncoin Mined Ahead of Transition to Proof-of-Stake
From now on, new toncoins will only enter circulation by PoS validation, resulting in a decrease of new TON entering the network by about 75% to 200,000 daily.
The final TON was mined on June 28, signaling the transition of toncoin’s transition from a largely proof-of-work model to proof-of-stake. (Pixabay)

Telegram app on smartphone (Shutterstock)
Crypto Added to Telegram by TON Stewards, Opening Path to Payments
Users can use a bot to buy bitcoin and toncoin within the app, and can send the latter to other users.
Telegram app on smartphone (Shutterstock)

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Huobi, Kucoin, Others Lead $250M Toncoin Ecosystem Fund
Toncoin is independent from Telegram, though does have the messaging service's endorsement.
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Andrew Rogozov, a VP at VK, joins TON Foundation / Andrew Rogozov's archive
Andrew Rogozov, Former Exec at VK, the 'Facebook of Russia,' Joins Telegram’s Spin-Off Blockchain Project
Toncoin will be integrated into the Telegram messaging app, Rogozov says.
Andrew Rogozov, a VP at VK, joins TON Foundation / Andrew Rogozov's archive

Telegram CEO Endorses TON Blockchain Spin-Off Toncoin
Telegram CEO Endorses TON Blockchain Spin-Off Toncoin
Pavel Durov, CEO of encrypted messaging platform Telegram, has publicly backed Toncoin, an independently developed iteration of the TON blockchain project that ended in 2020.
Telegram CEO Endorses TON Blockchain Spin-Off Toncoin

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov (TechCrunch/Wikimedia Commons)
Telegram CEO Endorses TON Blockchain Spin-Off Toncoin
For the first time since Telegram abandoned TON in 2020, CEO Pavel Durov has backed one of the competing spin-off projects.
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov (TechCrunch/Wikimedia Commons)

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Aggrieved Investors Mull Suing Telegram Over Canceled TON Blockchain Project
Some backers of the now-shelved TON blockchain project are in talks to sue Telegram over their refund structure.
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