Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service, has reportedly unveiled a distribution of a preliminary version of the TON Blockchain Network Lite Client along with the germane portions of the TON Blockchain Library for its Telegram Open Network (TON). Reports clarify that the development is a simplified stable version of the Lite Client.
Despite the Lite Client itself, users can further install a configuration file for smart contract development that connects the lite client to a special server. So users can begin creating new smart contracts, audit the state of existing smart contracts, and send external messages to smart contracts, among other options. Moreover, they can also implement Fift to collect, deploy, and debug smart contracts locally, as the report noted. Introduced last week, Fift is a new programming language for Telegram Open Network, which is specifically designed to create, and manage TON blockchain smart contracts, and interacting with the Telegram Open Network Virtual Machine.
Recently, the encrypted instant messaging service has introduced a private beta testing of the TON blockchain to a limited number of developers globally. However, the telegram testing team did not get any specific outcomes, two anonymous testers unearthed that the blockchain demonstrated an “extremely high transaction speed.” Telegram, which was initially released in 2013, is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service and Telegram client apps are available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows NT, macOS, and Linux. With this service, users can send any kind of messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files.