TON Blockchain Testnet Lite Client to be Available

Telegram team hadn't confirmed the authenticity of the page and the data published on it
30 May 2019   1181

Users have gained access to the test network of the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform - a preliminary version of the light client has been published.

This simplified version includes only the files needed for compilation, in particular, the RocksDB database and the Abseil library. After assembling and configuring the light client, it connects to the full node of the TON test network.

In addition, the site published step-by-step instructions for creating smart contracts in TON in the Fift programming language specially created for Telegram.

Additionally, users can familiarize themselves with the description of the TON virtual machine and blockchain platform.

It should be noted that representatives of Telegram did not publicly confirm the accuracy of the page and the data published on it.

Recall that the launch of the TON blockchain platform will take place in the third quarter of 2019. Earlier, developers reported on the successful conduct of a closed testing project.

You can get more info and download source code, configutation file, etc at the webpage.

Mozilla to Test Firefox Better Web Service

The main idea of ​​the project is a paid subscription to finance the creation of content, which allows website owners stop showing ads
25 March 2020   318

As part of the Test Pilot program, Mozilla invited Firefox users to test the new Firefox Better Web with Scroll service, which is experimenting with alternative types of site financing. Testing is available only to users of desktop versions of Firefox from the United States. A single Firefox account, also used for synchronization, is used to connect. To participate, you must install a special add-on in Firefox.

The main idea of ​​the project is to use a paid subscription to the service to finance the creation of content, which allows website owners to do without showing ads. The service is organized in conjunction with the Scroll project, developing a model similar to that implemented in the Brave browser - the user pays for a subscription to the service ($ 2.49 per month) and has the ability to view sites that have joined the Scroll initiative without advertising inserts. At least 40% of the funds received from users is distributed between the owners of partner sites, in a proportion corresponding to the time spent by users subscribed to the service on each site (data on how much time is spent on sites Scroll service collects using JavaScript code placed on partner sites).

Get more info at the official blog.