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The test test of the Telegram TON started, a protection against cryptojacking appeared in the Mozilla browser. The head of the IMF sees in the blockchain risks to financial stability.
A number of teams of professional testers gained access to the TON network from Telegram. The figures for this blockchain are not yet known, but testers are already talking about the extremely high speed of information processing. Exact numbers are not called yet, but the developers are full of optimism.
According to data from several sources, TON.labs should launch the network into operation by October 31. Otherwise, investors will be entitled to claim their money back. Back in February, it was reported that various TON units are ready for 20–90%. In this case, the maximum progress was achieved in creating a virtual machine. But samples of the smart contracts themselves have just begun to be developed.
In the updated version of the Mozilla Firefox browser, the cryptojacking protection feature has been added. Now this type of hacker attacks is in the first place by the threat for personal computers. Hidden mining cryptocurrency does not harm the device, but it gives it an extra load. That reduces speed and leads to increased power consumption.
Mozilla Firefox browser versions Nightly 68 and Beta 67 contain a feature that allows you to identify such threats. True, it does not start "by default." To apply it, the user must manually change the settings.
Why cryptojacking is dangerous?
The long-term head of the International Monetary Fund made an unexpected statement. In an interview with CNBC, Christine Lagarde said that the blockchains of large companies carry serious risks for the modern financial system. As an example, she cited the situation with the bank JPMorgan, which announced the launch of its own stablecoin. According to the head of the IMF, this is only the first step towards the shattering of traditional financial mechanisms.
And now we are no longer talking about Bitcoin or another separate cryptocurrency. Christine Lagarde sees risks in the very technology of the blockchain and the distributed registry. These words are all the more important because the expert has remained a supporter of cryptocurrency for many years. Moreover, she repeatedly called for exploring the possibility of creating state tokens.