TON Labs and China’s Blockchain-based Service Network are collaborating to build applications on the Telegram-built TON protocol.
According to an announcement issued on Monday, the partnership grants BSN developers access to TON technology.
As with other instances of adapting public networks to the BSN China infrastructure, TON Labs will adapt the Telegram-built TON protocol to suit the demands of Chinese regulations. Hence, the TON network implementation on BSN China will be an Open Permissioned Blockchain or OPB version.
According to He Yifan, CEO of Red Date Technology — a founding member of the BSN — Chinese developers will be looking to the low latency, scalable TON blockchain as a suitable base layer for developing useful applications.
For TON Labs, the collaboration with the Chinese blockchain infrastructure project will help to increase developer activity on the TON protocol, bringing more value to the project.
Commenting on the potential benefits of the collaboration for both partners, TON Labs CEO Cyril Paglino remarked that it was a testament to the possibility of creating useful alliances between decentralized and centralized enterprises, adding:
“It’s a creative approach to send a strong message that a company, a country, a people, even when facing certain statutory hurdles, can still find a way to use technology earmarked for everyone on the planet despite whatever localized mandates there may be, and while remaining in total compliance, vis-a-vis, adoption.”
Despite Telegram abandoning the TON blockchain following regulatory pushback on its Gram token project, the technology underpinning the project continues to survive. Instead of being run by the messaging app service, the protocol is now community-owned under the aegis of the Free TON network.
TON is the latest public blockchain to make a splash on the permissioned BSN China. Given the strict regulatory environment in China, the BSN project has two main implementations — BSN China and BSN International.
Back in February, Cosmos became the first public blockchain to be added to BSN China.