The rapper, who has become incredibly popular over the past year, has joined the TON community. He also bought 130,000 Toncoins. The Russian rapper and YouTuber has partnered with Open Network (TON) to become an investor and ambassador for this blockchain project.
Tokens in music
According to a recent report From local media Forklog, the celeb released a new song in which he rapped about the TON project and its native cryptocurrency Toncoin.
In the song, the hip-hop star mentioned that he “had sold all his bitcoins, then bought Toncoins”. Morgenshtern then revealed that he had acquired around 130,000 corners for the amount of 10 million rubles (about 130 thousand dollars).
The track garnered thousands of plays just hours after its release on Spotify, attracting the attention of several local outlets.
The rapper also spoke about the crypto space, non-fungible tokens, the metaverse and the TON project, speaking to his 7.9 million followers on Instagram and his Telegram channel, which has over 850. 000 subscribers. He explained that he sees his future in the world of cryptocurrency.
In addition, Morgenshtern launched a channel with a paid subscription on Telegram that would only accept Toncoin, which was created using official TON partner, a verified payment service Donate.
US SEC takes on TON
The TON project was previously known as the Telegram Open Network. It was originally designed and developed by the Telegram team, receiving support from the founder of the cloud-based instant messaging service, Pavel Durov.
However, in May 2020, the project was shut down and Telegram pulled out of it following a dispute with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several independent DLT (distributed ledger technology) development teams continued to work on the project, and soon the TON blockchain came back to life as Toncoin, operating independently of Telegram.
After hearing news about this blockchain, Telegram founder Pavel Durov once again expressed his support for the project and its developers.
“When Telegram said goodbye to TON last year, I expressed hope that future generations of developers will one day pursue our vision of a mass blockchain platform.
So I was inspired to see the champions of Telegram’s coding contests continue to develop the TON open project, which they renamed Toncoin […] I wish his team the same success. With a good go-to-market strategy, they have everything they need to build something epic. » he wrote in a communicated posted on his Telegram channel.
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