Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov plans to add Web 3.0 to the highly encrypted messaging platform in the coming weeks.
Durov was impressed with an independent TON auction for their domain/portfolio names. While Wallet.ton was sold for $260,000, casino.ton brought in $244,000.
“If TON was able to achieve these results, imagine how successful Telegram would be with its 700 million users if we auctioned @ reserved usernames, group and channel links,” Durov said in a post on Monday. .
“In addition to millions of eye-catching t.me addresses like @storm or @royal, all four-letter usernames could be up for sale (@bank, @club, @game, @gift etc.)”, he added.
The Telegram founder said it would create a new platform where holders of usernames could transfer them to interested parties in protected agreements – with secure ownership on the blockchain via NFT-like smart contracts.
“Other elements of the Telegram ecosystem, including channels, stickers or emoji, could later also be part of this market,” he said.
The crypto messaging platform recently announced a paid subscription on its platform which will likely cost around $5 (around Rs 400) per month.
Premium subscribers can download media and files at the fastest possible speed.
With Premium, you can follow up to 1,000 channels, create up to 20 chat folders with up to 200 chats each, add a fourth account to any Telegram app, pin 10 chats to the master list, and save up to 10 favorite stickers.
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