Pavel Durov, the CEO and founder of Telegram, advocated for decentralization on Twitter on November 30. According to Durov, the blockchain sector began with the promise of decentralization but lost its course, resulting in a concentration of power
As a result, according to Durov, the solution is for blockchain initiatives to "get back to their roots" — or, in other words, decentralization. He urges people to use self-hosted wallets and trustless transactions, which are also on regulators' radar screens. Additionally, he promotes Fragment, a decentralized auction platform developed on The Open Network, often known as TON (1). Additionally, he described this as a resounding success and promised additional events. Regarding Fragment, to come.
Durov added that a non-custodial wallet and a DEX were among the decentralized technologies Telegram was constructing. It can correct the wrongs produced by excessive centralization in this way. However, Telegram's suspicions of data sharing overshadow aspirations for more decentralization. The community's detractors claim that Telegram's user sharing directly contradicts the principles of the decentralization movement.
Telegram Faces Criticism for Following Government Instructions
For a long time, Telegram was regarded as a private app. However, the app and corporation have come under fire in recent months for their behavior. After the Delhi High Court ordered Telegram to provide user data, including admin names, phone numbers, and IP addresses, India requested the business to do that.
The site cooperated despite Telegram's protests that the revelation would be against its privacy rules. The corporation declined to confirm if it had disclosed the information through a spokeswoman. Many people are annoyed by the publication because they think it contradicts Telegram's position on privacy. It undoubtedly raises some skepticism about Durov's ideas on decentralization.
TON environment is gradually expanding
Over the past few months, TON has made some progress. It announced that a username auction would be held on its TON marketplace before the end of October. According to Durov, approximately $50 million worth of usernames (2) were sold in less than a month due to the move.
Talking about decentralization and Telegram's decentralized features, Telegram creator Pavel Durov. Additionally, DWF Labs provided $10 million (3) to help TON's ecosystem, which is growing its web3 aspirations. With a $126 million commitment, the TON Foundation is also working on expanding the initiatives that are part of its ecosystem.