(BlockBar) The first version of the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain light client seems to have been uploaded by a GitHub user on May 25. If it is configured properly, the client connects to a full node for the TON blockchain testnet and sends some queries to it, as per the readme information file on GitHub. The apparent existence of a testnet is in line with reports which were released in April.
According to the reports Telegram opened access to a testing version of the TON Blockchain to a limited number of global developers, to be noted it also includes Russian development teams. The document also refers to what appears to offer the same content of the GitHub repository present on the test.ton.org domain. This domain has been registered with privacy-protecting options, so the identity of the registrar cannot be found in the ICANN archive.
The only developer and the only user who created and contributed to the repository in question goes by the name called Kiku Reise. According to the GitHub profile Reise uses it tells that he is based out of Ukraine and he previously contributed to the mobile and windows versions of proxy software shadowsocks, among others. A link to the website has also been posted by a Telegram channel dedicated to TON, although the authenticity of the repository has not been officially confirmed. As per the reports, Kiku Reise said that the material is most likely leaked and that he does not work for Telegram.
According to him he has created a backup of the aforementioned test.ton.org domain on GitHub. He says: “I think that there is a small chance that this could be a fake. We will analyze the code and find out for sure.”
The depository also contains an introduction to the new programming language which is dedicated to creating smart contracts for the TON blockchain. It is to be noted that the existence of its had been first rumored earlier this week.
As per the reports, founder and CEO of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital, Michael Novogratz, has suggested that the crypto assets created by social media giants like Telegram and Facebook will succeed.