Media to Report on TON Launch Date

Additionally, TON team is negotiating with major Asian exchanges about the listing of the token
08 February 2019   1134

The Telegram Open Network (TON) is completed by 90%, and the launch of the test network is scheduled for the end of March 2019. It is reported by The Block, with reference to the report received by the investors of the project.

As reported, Telegram is actively negotiating about the listing of the GRAM token at major Asian trading platforms - Huobi, Binance and OKEx. At the same time, the project intends to conclude a number of agreements in the field of electronic commerce and retail.

Information, received by the Block
Information, received by the Block

It is noteworthy that the testnet launch was originally scheduled to take place in January, however, it is likely that the developers were faced with unforeseen circumstances.

It should be emphasized that TON will also offer users smart contracts, the basic functionality of which is already ready.

Earlier, a number of media outlets reported that the main TON network would be launched in March, but without public testing of the technology this seems unlikely.

According to the HASH Crypto Investment Bank report, by the end of 2019, the total cost of GRAM tokens could reach $ 29.5 billion.

Chainlink May Sell Big Amount of Own Tokens

According to the experts' research, $30M worth tokens were sold by the ICO team itself
12 August 2019   251

The Chainlink team was suspected of large-scale liquidation of LINK tokens. For a month and a half, the project capitalization decreased by $ 600 million, Trustnodes reports.

On July 6, a recruitment message was posted on the project’s Twitter page, which, according to some observers, was the beginning of the dump.

We do sincerely appreciate our community’s continued support and understanding as we expand the number of people working on Chainlink, and we will of course do our best to ensure that our expansion plans are accomplished responsibly, carefully managing the company's resources, capital and LINK, with a focus on continuing to create an overall positive effect on the Chainlink network over the long-term.
 

Sergey Nazarov (old message in the company's blog)

Chainlink team

Following this message, a schedule was circulated on social networks showing the alleged token sales of 700,000 LINK at each price rebound after reaching a peak at the end of June.

Alleged Chainlink Dump, Aug 2019
Alleged Chainlink Dump, Aug 2019 

According to Etherscan, 14 transactions of 700,000 LINK were made, which totaled 9.8 million tokens, or about $ 30 million.

After going through a small chain of addresses, these tokens were sold on Binance, noted in Trustnodes.

Chainlink Selling, Aug. 2019
Chainlink Selling, Aug. 2019

Observers believe that at the end of June the daily trading volumes of ChainLink on the Binance exchange were artificially boosted. So, with a capitalization of only $ 1.4 billion, this figure amounted to $ 863 million. According to some, the price movement chart for the mentioned period looks unnatural, especially considering that volumes in favor of sales were recorded on one of the green candles. There is a possibility that the unknown wanted to provoke FOMO, but could not achieve the goal.

Some believe that the message about the expansion of the staff was only an attempt to hide the large-scale liquidation of tokens.

It is worth noting that in 2017 Chainlink raised $ 32 million through the sale of 350 million LINK through an ICO. At the same time, the team saved 650 million LINK for the further development of the project.

According to a recent analysis of the ICO market, Chainlink entered the top five most successful ICOs in terms of growth in bitcoin.