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FreeTON is a cryptocurrency network implemented by free software developers enthusiastic about the TON technology. FreeTON community in a live YouTube video launched the network officially. on May 7, 2020,[1] just some days before Pavel Durov, the CEO of Telegram, official announcement about the end of Telegram’s active involvement with TON technology on 12 May 2020.[2]

TON Crystal or TON coin

According to the FreeTON blockchain browser, there are 5,000,002,836 TON Crystal tokens, with 85% of them distributed to FreeTON partners and users, 10% to developers and the remaining 5% to the community’s validators.[3]

FreeTON blockchain technology

Dr. Nikolai Durov describes the TON technology (planned 2018) as a Blockchain that is designed to be the first fifth-generation blockchain project, a BFT PoS-multichain project, mixed homogeneous/heterogeneous, with support for custom workchains, with native sharding support, and tightly-coupled (in particular, capable of forwarding messages between shards almost instantly while preserving a consistent state of all shardchains).[4]

The TON is a blockchain of blockchains. or we can say it is a huge distributed supercomputer, intended to host and provide a variety of services.[4]

FreeTON blockchain special capabilities

in the FreeTON network everything is a smart contract. FreeTON network can support millions of transactions per second if necessary and can provide special services such as TON DNS, TON Proxy, TON Storage, TON WWW.[4]


  1. "TON Community Launches Free Version of Telegram Open Blockchain". Cointelegraph. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  2. "Updated: Telegram Abandons Telegram Open Network and Gram Tokens". Cointelegraph. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  3. "No, Free TON Hasn't Just Forked Telegram's TON Blockchain". Cointelegraph. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Telegram Open Network White Paper" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-05-31.

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