According to information from the sources of The Bell publication, in March 2019 the main Mainnet network from the TON blockchain platform will start operating. The founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov, sent out a release announcing plans for the near future.
To implement the project at two stages of ICO, $ 1.7 billion was raised. This is the largest project in the blockchain, which is now waiting to be implemented. Already in February, a presentation of the test version of the TON blockchain platform and examples of its implementation in the Telegram messenger should take place.
And in March, the project will be available to the end user. According to information from the development team, now its degree of readiness is 90%. However, the team fully admits a delay of several months due to the "innovativeness of the product and its scale."
At the first stage, implementation of developments in the Testnet test network is expected. This is where potential technical problems, errors and flaws will be identified. In addition, work is underway to study the legal nuances in 10 jurisdictions. Most likely, the first commercial products from TON will be implemented in Asia. It is here that the authorities are most loyal to the blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Recently, the technical complexity of projects in the blockchain has grown significantly. The same project TON was originally planned to start in mid-2018. That did not happen. In the fall, the developers announced that the product was 70% ready, and that it would start in early 2018. But this promise they failed to fulfill.
Now the dates are postponed to March, but again with some reservations. However, Pavel Durov still has time. According to the terms of the investment contract, the project should be launched into commercial use no later than the end of 2019. Only if this deadline is disrupted, he will have to return the funds collected for ICO.
But not only TON is constantly postponing deadlines. Constantinople update from the Ethereum team was already postponed twice. If it was originally planned to hold hardfork in October 2018, now we are talking about the end of February. The blockchain technology becomes more complicated, which requires additional time to work out all the details.