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Libra, TON and JPMorgan Coin Compared: Are They Heroes or Villains?

Since the beginning of 2018, rumors and then news about some large players entering the blockchain industry mesmerized the crypto community. Presently, the projects promoted by JPMorgan Chase, Facebook and Telegram are at the testnet level, but the companies have disclosed more accurate information about them. The differences among the three projects are enormous — …

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Hodler’s Digest, June 10–16: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week Top Stories This Week

CCN casts doubt on shutdown plans as Google appears to correct visibility Cryptocurrency news outlet CCN (formerly CryptoCoinsNews) is apparently not going through with its total shutdown, as reported earlier this week. The outlet had previously posted a note that a recent Google Core Update had led to a more than 70% visibility drop on …

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Exclusive: New Report Reveals Details of Telegram’s TON Blockchain

A new report on the Telegram Open Network (TON) by Russian research agency Aton — published today, June 14, on Cointelegraph — reveals new details about one of the most anticipated projects in the crypto space. TON is a blockchain platform developed by encrypted instant messaging service Telegram, which is widely regarded as one of …

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Sale of Telegram’s Token GRAM on Exchange Liquid Is Not Official: Source

Liquid’s intention to sell encrypted messenger Telegram’s token, GRAM , is not connected to the company, a source close to Telegram told Cointelegraph in private comments on June 11. As Cointelegraph reported earlier Tuesday, cryptocurrency exchange Liquid had announced that on July 10, it would be the representative of sales of Telegram’s GRAM tokens for Gram Asia. …

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Messaging Giant Telegram’s ICO Token Is at Last Going on Public Sale

Messaging app giant Telegram’s gram token, previously sold to accredited investors in the biggest ICO of all time back in early 2018, is at last to be offered to the public. As reported by TechCrunch, a limited sale of the gram token will take place on the Liquid exchange from July 10. The offering reportedly comes before a …

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Telegram Officially Releases TON Testnet Blockchain Lite Client

Encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has officially released a test client for its Telegram Open Network (TON), according to files posted on test.ton.org. The newly introduced archive of files available for download is a distribution of a preliminary version of the TON Blockchain Network Lite Client along with the relevant portions of the TON Blockchain …

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Telegram-Based Crypto Wallet App Now Allows Fiat Purchases

An app that puts a cryptocurrency wallet inside your Telegram account is making it easier to buy coins with U.S. dollars. Button Wallet launched in late 2018 as a messenger-based platform for sending payments, a la Venmo. Currently integrated with Telegram, the company tells CoinDesk it has 100,000 users with 2,000 actively using the product. …

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Telegram Introduces New Programming Language for TON Network

Privacy-focused encrypted instant messaging service Telegram has created a new programming language for its Telegram Open Network (TON), according to a post on the project’s Telegram channel published on May 23. The post introduces a new language called Fift that is specifically designed for developing and managing TON blockchain smart contracts, and interacting with the …

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Report: Telegram to Launch TON Network in Q3 2019

Encrypted messaging service Telegram will purportedly launch its Telegram Open Network (TON) in the third quarter of 2019, according to crypto news site The Block. An internal memo sent to investors reportedly said that the network would launch later this year. Telegram purportedly said that a recent successful test process “reaffirms our belief that the …

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Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Facebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance, and look and work a lot like …

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