Privateness-focused encrypted instantaneous messaging service Telegram has created a brand new programming language for its Telegram Open Community (TON), in accordance with a post on the undertaking’s Telegram channel printed on Could 23.
The publish introduces a brand new language referred to as Fift that’s particularly designed for growing and managing TON blockchain smart contracts, and interacting with the TON Digital Machine (TVM).
TVM, in its flip, executes sensible contract code within the TON blockchain, supporting all operations required to parse incoming messages and protracted knowledge, and to create new messages and modify persistent knowledge. The doc supplies a quick overview of Fift, together with the language’s fundamentals and TON-specific operations, amongst different points.
The discharge follows a current report, stating that Telegram plans to launch TON within the third quarter of 2019. The TON community will supposedly host decentralized purposes, just like the Ethereum community.
The eventual launch of TON has been extremely anticipated within the crypto and blockchain communities, as Telegram — which boasts over 200 million customers — raised $1.7 billion in two initial coin offerings final yr.
Telegram reportedly launched a non-public beta testing of the TON blockchain to a restricted variety of international builders in April. Whereas testing didn’t present any particular outcomes, two nameless testers revealed that the TON Blockchain demonstrated an “extraordinarily excessive transaction pace.”
Additionally in April, TON partnered with German monetary companies supplier Wirecard to develop new digital monetary merchandise.