Mon. Jan 3rd, 2022
    Free TON Positioning Essay

    The Essay took 6th place in the “Free TON Positioning Essay” competition. The author is Michael Kabanov.

    What is Free TON

    Free TON is a next-gen blockchain that belongs to no one and to everyone at the same time. The network does not have an owner or centralized management that decides what should be done or when, nor what tools or projects should run on it. You have a great idea and want to make it happen? Write your proposal, submit it, and see what the community thinks. You decide the future!

    DNA of privacy and trust

    Any centralized system has a databank where everything is stored – your browsing, shopping, traveling history, etc. Free TON never stores or shares your data with third parties. Right now ads follow you from your browser to social media apps, even if you never share them. That is just reality even if you believe otherwise. 

    Nobody can build a decentralized ecosystem on top of a centralized one. That is also a reality. A painful one at that. 

    TON Storage, TON Proxy, TON Services and TON DNS are run decentralized as a matter of birth. They are massively enhanced by Free TON, letting all of us build a system where decentralized applications’ is no longer just a trendy word, but a private and trusted software as it was meant to be. 

    Imagine not having to log into anything. Imagine that your data can never be shared with a third party. No concerns about privacy. None. Can you picture that? Hard, isn’t it? Well guess what. It is real! Now the user is at the center of decisions and not some almighty corporation.

    Tokens for the people from the people

    Many networks claim that they are community oriented and that the end-user or developer is the key to success; nevertheless, most of these blockchains have centralized entities and investors that hold the lion’s share of the tokens. Want to use the network? Buy! Want to build a project here? Buy! As a result, the price goes up and users pay more just to use the technology.

    Free TON is nothing like that from the very start, 93% (ninety-three percent!) of all tokens are reserved for community building. Free TON is comprised of users, developers, business owners, regular people, you name it. So you say you can create a great app? Do you need support? 

    Show your work to the community, let people evaluate it. And if it has potential, done. You can be certain that you will be supported, and so, not by some grant or CEO-led, centralized blockchain, but by like-minded people of the highest character and talent, and with tokens from the community. No CEO can offer you that. Not to mention that many of those who will assist you are the very same people who will first use your app, game and/or service, i.e., personal vested interest for it to succeed.

    Born free. Born decentralized

    Each and every project that is launched nowadays positions itself to be decentralized. Okay. So why does each have a CEO, COO, CFO, marketing and business development department? Someone should govern the whole thing, you’d say. Of course. Every project needs directions not to lose its way.

    This is why Free TON’s foundation is decentralized governance and sub-governance. Do you know how marketing works? Are you a design ninja? Can you write really well? Find a governance group in Free TON that speaks to your talents and join. Contribute. Get feedback from those who share your talents. Be a part of the future. Yes you. Not the guy in a suit. You!

    No single person can tell you what is good or what is bad in Free TON. The community will decide. And you are now a part of it.


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