The Russian giant encrypted messaging app Telegram, officially released the test client version of its Telegram Open Network (TON).
According to the file released on test.ton.org. The newly released files is available for download. The file is an archive file contenting a preliminary version of the TON Blockchain Network Lite Client.
The file is in form of a readme file with a simplified stable version of the test client for developers.
A GitHub user reportedly uploaded the released version of the test client. The readme file uploaded on Github can be seamlessly configured which can be connected to a full node for the TON Blockchain Testnet.
The file contains a smart contract file which can be installed and configured for smart contract deployment. Aside the test client available, developers can install the configuration file which when connected to a server can create new smart contracts, audit the state of existing smart contracts, send external messages to smart contracts, and execute other available functions.
Telegram introduced Fift, a new programming language for TON that was released last week. Developers can also deploy Fift to compile, execute, and debug smart contracts. Fift is specifically designed for developing and managing TON blockchain smart contracts, and interacting with the TON Virtual Machine.
The TON Blockchain was previously launched with access to a restricted group of developers in April. It was reportedly discovered that the blockchain demonstrated a high speed of transaction during the beta test by two developers.
Telegram continues it’s plight towards taking over the decentralized social messaging era. With more releases on coming in the future telegram might be the best option for decentralized messaging focusing on privacy and business for wider adoption.