Telegram launched wallet testing for Gram

The cross-platform messenger, which allows to exchange messages and media files of many formats, has released an early version of the desktop wallet for the native Gram token of its TON blockchain project.

Users can now download the 64-bit test application on MacOS, Windows and Linux on Telegram's official website and get the keys on the TON test network.

The wallet asks users to save a 24-word passphrase and create a password for payments, after which the wallet can be used to receive and send Gram tokens. The welcome message for new users reads:

Now you have a wallet that you control directly-without intermediaries or bankers.

Users can also receive Gram tokens in the test network from a special bot in Telegram, asking the latter to send 5 to 20 tokens. The test transaction looks like this:

TON, telegram's ambitious blockchain project that raised $ 1.7 billion on a closed tokensale last year, had previously planned to launch before October 31. In September, the team released code for the full node, validator node, and blockchain provider, signaling that the project was already ready to launch.

In early October, the project published the wallet terms and conditions and asked investors to share their public keys using the TON key generator - according to developer community chats, the same generator is now built into the app.

However, the launch was delayed after the SEC sued Telegram-the regulator saw signs of a security in the cryptocurrency token and asked the court to ban Telegram from providing tokens to investors. Telegram subsequently received investor approval to delay the launch until April 31, 2020, to buy more time to clear things up with the SEC.

The company is set to face the SEC in court on February 18 and 19, 2020 in new York.

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