Telegram Open Network Closed Testing to Start

According to one of the companies, taking part in testing, TON processes transactions with “extremely high speed”
11 April 2019   555

Telegram has started testing the Telegram Open Network (TON) payment blockchain platform. This is reported with reference to the leaders of the two companies that are participating in testing, by Russian media Vedomosti.

Access to the test version of TON was obtained by several professional teams consisting of blockchain developers from around the world, including Russia.

According to one of the interlocutors of the publication, there are no specific test results yet, but it is already obvious that TON processes transactions with “extremely high speed”.

Initially, the testnet launch was to be held in January, however, the developers, apparently faced with unforeseen circumstances.

In March, TON developers reported that the platform is 90% ready. In addition, the company has begun negotiations on listing the token GRAM on major Asian marketplaces - Huobi, Binance and OKEx.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   859

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.
 

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.