Telegram allow to create accounts using blockchain based anonymous numbers
Telegram to allow no-sim accounts via anon-blockchain-numbers
Telegram Messenger is a globally accessible freemium, cross-platform, encrypted, cloud-based, and centralized instant messaging service that rolled out new features that users can create accounts using blockchain-based anonymous numbers as opposed to cell phone numbers.
Telegram already hides people's private phone numbers from non-added users on the app users will now be able to hide numbers from everyone.
Telegram is famous for crypto enthusiasts due to its useful features, Telegram 9.2 update launched on December 6 which enables users to auto-delete timers on messages in the new chat.
Ultimate Privacy: No-SIM Signup, Auto-Delete All Chats, Temporary QR Codes, Topics 2.0 and More https://t.co/NtpPjNnf9q— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) December 7, 2022
To enable these features users will need to buy blockchain-powered anonymous numbers from Fragment a decentralized auction platform.
Fragment platform founded by Pavel Durov, fragment sells user names and anonymous numbers that are only compatible with Telegram. Purchases are made on the platform via Telegram's affiliated token the Open Network (TON).
By purchasing a number user's can use these private numbers to receive verification code texts after signing in to Telegram.
Users can buy a random number on the Fragment platform for 9 TON or they can buy or sell once via auction. it appears that some specific numbers are attracting a lot of demand as +8888888 now has the highest bid of 33.075 TON right now.
Furthermore, Fragment, Durov indicated that Telegram is looking to roll out non-custodial wallets and decentralized exchanges among other apps.
According to Durov "The solution is clear: blockchain-based projects should go back to their roots – decentralization. Cryptocurrency users should switch to trustless transactions and self-hosted wallets that don't rely on any single third party"