Messenger Telegram created the first service for the TON (Telegram Open Network) - storage platform for personal data storage called Telegram Passport. Customers will be able to upload documents, passport data and details in order to pay with the cryptocurrency. This is reported by Russian media resource Vedomosti.
According to the publication, transactions on the platform will not be anonymous.
The documents will be protected by two-factor authentication and encrypted, including for Telegram, however the client will be able to open the partner services to access the documents so that they verify the reliability of the data, the source reported.
In Telegram Passport it is possible to place a passport, foreign passport, driver's license, utility bills, bank accounts and a photo. However, the list of mandatory data is still unknown.
Thus, TON will become an ecosystem within which it will be possible to pay for goods and services using the Gram cryptocurrency.
According to the source, to protect against prohibitions of regulators and banks, Telegram will refuse anonymity in favor of partnership with large services, in particular, with the Qiwi payment system.
It is expected that Telegram Passport can start operate by the beginning of the summer.