Users can now use a bot to send and receive Toncoin, as well as to buy Bitcoin without leaving the Telegram app.
Users of the messaging platform a place to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency Telegram will now be able to send and receive cryptocurrencies without leaving the application.
The official account an account is essentially a whose purpose is to track the financial activities of a specific asset/ of Twitter deToncoin (TON), the blockchain project that was originally native to Telegram announced the news on Thursday. As seen in the promotional video shared on the tweet the new function called “@wallet”. allows users to send and receive TON’s native cryptocurrency cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that use cryptographic technologies to secure their operation. from within the messaging app.
Now you can send #Toncoin directly inside Telegram chats!
It’s a new way to send Toncoin without transaction fees to any Telegram user. With this service, you no longer have to enter long a situation where you buy a cryptocurrency with the expectation of selling it at a higher price for profit later. wallet a place where cryptocurrency users can store, send and receive digital assets. addresses and wait for confirmations.
You can now send #Toncoin directly within Telegram chats!
It’s a new way to send Toncoin without transaction fees to any Telegram user. With this service, you’ll no longer need to enter long wallet addresses and wait for confirmations.
Watch the video and test the new feature! pic.twitter.com/EtXSMFtJj6
— TON (@ton_blockchain) April 26, 2022
As reported by CoinDesk , although you can only send Toncoin (TON) within the application, users can also purchase Bitcoin the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency in the world. It is a decentralized digital currency that enables users to make trustless peer-to-peer transactions. through the function . The move is the platform’s first push to add cryptocurrencies. The option a contract giving the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset or instrument at a specified strike price. is now available to the 550 million users who use the platform. Telegram all over the world.
800,000 users have already tested the feature
According to the report, the new feature has already been used by 800,000 accounts of Telegram as revealed by a spokesman for the TON Foundation the organization managing the project, to CoinDesk . The goal is to make sending the cryptocurrency Toncoin “ feels like sending a text message “, the team assured the media, adding:
We anticipate that this functionality will be extended to consumer-to-business payments, so that people can easily purchase goods and services by sending toncoin through bots automated software that can carry out tasks such as cryptocurrency trades. in the Telegram app.
Formerly called Telegram Open Network a network refers to all nodes in the operation of a blockchain at any given moment in time. (TON), is a protocol the set of rules that define interactions on a network, usually involving consensus, transaction validation, and network participation on a blockchain. Blockchain a distributed ledger system. A sequence of blocks, or units of digital information, stored consecutively in a public database. The basis for cryptocurrencies. which was created in 2017 by Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, co-founders of the social network Telegram . The company and both brothers they have withdrawn from the project blockchain in 2020, after a long battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange businesses that allow customers to trade cryptocurrencies for fiat money or other cryptocurrencies. Commission (SEC).
TON has continued to evolve independently. Just a few days ago, the foundation announced the raising of USD 1 billion in TON of its users to advance its ecosystem, according to a report by CoinDesk .
The news about the integration of crypto-payments in Telegram comes at a time of heightened interest in cryptocurrencies among social media platforms. Last year Twitter se convirtió en la primera en agregar tips with Bitcoin by means of Lightning Network and more recently the company announced a pilot program to test USDC payments together with Stripe .
The messaging applicationWhatsApp owned by Meta , también has been exploring crypto-payments in the context of the launch of the Novi the digital digital technologies are these electronic tools that have the ability to generate, store or even process data. wallet of Meta . In the meantime, reports suggest that platforms such as Instagram, Facebook y YouTube are also interested in integrating digital assets, starting with NFTs non-fungible token, a unique non-interchangeable piece of digital content that is stored on a distributed ledger (blockchain). ( tokens non-fungible).
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Article by Hannah Estefania Perez / DiarioBitcoin
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