TON blockchain is one of the best blockchain architectures ever created by the Telegram Team. However, FreeTON can’t compete with Cardano, Solana, or Ethereum 2.0.
Here is why!
Modern blockchain networks trying to narrow down validators pools to speed up network performance by sacrificing decentralization mechanisms. It’s very well explained in that video (FASTEST Cryptocurrencies!! Blockchain Speed 101! 🏎 - YouTube) by Coin Bureau.
However, Telegram’s original design and architecture of TON blockchain were completely different than what we can see in “fun” projects like FreeTON. Keep in mind, FreeTON is not TON Blockchain supported by the Telegram team and probably never will.
Ton Labs team has built their philosophy that can co-exist with other ideas around the world and their work worth a compliment.
But let’s chat about TON Blockchain!
How Telegram could claim 1 000 000 TPS in their spec posted here (https://ton.org/)? Is that even possible?
The original setup of private but decentralized validator groups initially proposed by the Telegram team was a pretty unique experience in the blockchain industry. 21 validators seem to be enough for the Binance Smart chain network to outperform Ethereum. The amount of 100 main validators with powerful servers should more than enough to power a Telegram Internet protocol around the world.
The Telegram team was close to claim the top 1 Blockchain network slot on the planet and leave all competitors behind for many years. It could even put down Bitcoin and Ethereum. Vitalik Buterin was worried about that competition same as others vendors.
Sharding is a pretty common engineering issue. The larger is data size the less accessible it could be. There many database solutions to solve big data challenges, but blockchain networks with true native sharding future were released by the Telegram team, not Ethereum.
TON validator node beside its ton network adapter, proxy, and DNS with powerful sharding architecture could easily replace all blockchain networks available at that time.