On August 17, 2020, Alexander Filatov gave an interview, the text version of which we publish.
In another interview, Alexander Filatov again emphasized that FreeTON, in the development of which TON Labs participates, is a separate project. And that FreeTON is developing independently of Telegram (TON), and the Durov brothers do not take part in its promotion.
When Pavel Durov’s project was closed, the TON Labs team, as an independent participant, got involved in the launch of FreeTON using the TON blockchain protocol – 100% open source. The new blockchain platform was launched not only by TON Labs, but by a community of independent developers, validators and other participants in the digital industry. Therefore, from the very beginning, FreeTON is a completely decentralized platform.
Alexander believes that blockchain generations are changing. The new one has much higher speeds and performance. According to the test results, FreeTON is already the fastest protocol on the IT market. The blockchain is designed to handle over a million transactions per second. This is enough to become a Global Use Case. At the same time, Alexander claims that their team seeks to interact with those blockchain protocols that are already on the market. He believes that common standards will soon emerge at different levels: protocols and applications. When governments and corporations come into play, they will also contribute to the development of the universal space. ABM, some banks and governments in France and China are already interested.
FreeTON protocol is up and running, everyone can make sure of its productivity. The use of vertical sharding increases the scalability of the protocol. This is the first dynamic sharding protocol. Smart Contracts are of great importance for FreeTON; most of the operations in the blockchain are built on them.
Developing the protocol received from TON, the TON Labs team developed its own operating system – TON OS. Alexander compares their achievement to what Linux offered in the 90s for distributed computing. Launched TON OS is a decentralized microprocessor using classic IT languages. This simplifies the development of the web, as it makes programming possible in high-level languages, for example, C, C ++, Solidity. In addition, TON OS provides a user interface that makes the platform accessible to non-IT users, thus making it easier for new members to enter.
Alexander claims that after 300 validators join the community, the network will reach the required level of decentralization. At this stage, the community is building a far-reaching strategy and developing a decentralized architecture with wide application possibilities. For example, FreeTON can become the basis for the Internet of Things, and in this direction, cooperation with companies is already underway. The technology can be used in the field of digital identity of people, national voting and many others. All of this becomes part of the government technologies. Alexander mentions that they (TON Labs) are members of the Government Blockchain Association in the USA.
In conclusion, the problem of the loss of balance between centralization and decentralization of the Internet space is raised. Alexander cites the example of the 90s, when there were no major players in the form of governments and companies on the Internet, and no one monitored personal data. He believes the new blockchain technology will help restore the balance by bringing the necessary decentralization. With FreeTON, it will be possible to return users control over their data and ensure their real protection.
Originally published on freeton.house