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The Telegram App's Native Cryptocurrency Powers Payments & More

 - Jan 10, 2018
References: & techcrunch
Telegram, the hugely popular encrypted communication app, is set to launch its very own chat cryptocurrency that is designed to make it easier than ever for the app to be used for payments and other purposes.

Set to be called 'TON' or (Telegram Open Network), this particular chat cryptocurrency would make it possible for Telegram users to avoid remittance fees when sending money internationally, and to use the app's existing encryption infrastructure to send money privately.

Anyone who's deeply involved in cryptocurrency trading and speculation knows that Telegram has become the default app for the cryptocurrency community, making it the perfect platform to launch a specific chat cryptocurrency. Most importantly, the TON cryptocurrency could allow Telegram to become even more independent from banks and governments, which could be an important value proposition for an app that embraces the encryption and privacy ethos.