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Telegram Open Network

Telegram Open Network is an effort to create a blockchain based platform and ecosystem around the Telegram messaging app. The ICO raised around $1.7B in 2018, and has not launched yet.

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Reviews for Telegram Open Network

πŸ”‘ 2 positive | πŸ’© 8 negative


According to Telegram team "Grams are NOT investment products and there should be NO expectation of future profit or gain from the purchase"

Yes it's not investment, it's "donation."

Dovey Wan, Founding Partner at Primitive Ventures

2020-01-07 | Full Review


[The] TON [whitepaper] was just blockchain fanfic. Investors almost certainly got implicit or informal assurances there weren't present in the whitepaper from Telegram.

Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures and Co-creator of Coinmetrics

2020-01-06 | Full Review


Massive blow to TON investors as Telegram announces its cryptocurrency won't be integrated natively in the messenger app but rather in a standalone wallet.

90+% of the investment thesis for TON was having Telegram as a distribution channel.

2020-01-06 | Full Review


There was never any reason or justification for Telegram to issue its own currency.

2019-10-11 | Full Review


The TON blockchain whitepaper made me wish I could unlearn how to read.

2018-12-28 | Full Review


Telegram's gonna figure [out TON] because it's about team, community, and ripping OS code that works. Wish I had gotten a piece. [Long term] hold.

2018-07-30 | Full Review


Telegram has 200M users and no longer have the same startup and founder risks found in every new ICO project. Now with over $1B in funding they have the capital to copy + paste the best OSS ideas into GRAMS.

2018-04-30 | Full Review

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