In barely lower than one month, Telegram has offered $50 million usernames on The Open Community, a blockchain that the corporate developed, Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov claimed.
Final month, Telegram in October gave customers the power to purchase usernames for its app by way of a blockchain-based platform referred to as Fragment. The platform lets events purchase accessible usernames and safe possession on its “The Open Community” blockchain, often known as TON.
When shopping for a reputation, customers pay with the TON cryptocurrency, the native asset of the community. Within the final 4 weeks, Fragment gross sales surpassed $50 million, Durov mentioned in a Telegram message. Some particular person Telegram usernames have introduced in massive sums of cash on Fragment. For instance, the username @information was auctioned for 994,000 TON, about $1.7 million, per information from the official web site.
Durov mentioned that in future Fragment will increase past usernames and construct a number of blockchain instruments for Telegram together with crypto wallets and decentralized exchanges. Such providers could also be accessed from inside the Telegram app, Durov recommended.
“Telegram’s subsequent step is to construct a set of decentralized instruments, together with non-custodial wallets and decentralized exchanges for hundreds of thousands of individuals to securely commerce and retailer cryptocurrencies,” Durov mentioned.