TON Developer to Create New Digital Payment Platform

TON Labs together with German Wirecard will create new platform for the digital financial and banking services
18 April 2019   456

The developer of ecosystem solutions for blockchain project Telegram Open Network TON Labs in partnership with the German fintech company Wirecard will develop a new platform for the digital financial and banking services. This is stated in an official press release published on Wednesday, April 17.

Representatives of TON Labs and Wirecard hope that their scalable decentralized solutions will lay the foundation for technological innovations in the TON and Telegram ecosystem.

We are excited to be partnering with TON Labs. Their immense experience in highly scalable technology and decentralized solutions as well as the strong global growth of Telegram messenger will be instrumental for the success of our joint program.
 

Georg von Waldenfels 

Executive Vice President, Group Business Development at Wirecard

Alexander Filatov, Managing Partner at TON Labs named new generation technologies for payments, banking and other financial services, as well as the basic blockchain infrastructure for projects wishing to contribute to the development of TON.

The addition of TON Blockchain to Telegram's growing ecosystem is opening new opportunities for business and technological innovation. We are excited to partner with one of the world's most dynamic and innovative financial technology companies to bring synergetic new generation fintech solutions to the market.
 

Alexander Filatov

Managing Partner, TON Labs

The details of the partnership are not disclosed by the parties at this stage, promising to provide additional information about the solutions being developed in stages.

Wirecard, whose shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, previously acted as the issuer of Visa debit cards for Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency payment platform Crypto.com.

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   883

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.