Recently, messaging company and blockchain startup Telegram launched a desktop version of a wallet for its “gram” token.
The trial version of this application can be downloaded from the official Telegram website. It’s compatible with Windows, MacOS and Linux 64-bit operating systems. Also, users can obtain their keys in the TON testnet.
The wallet configuration is simple. It asks the users to save 24 seed words and create a password for payments. Once this is done, the wallet is ready to send and receive gram tokens. As indicated by the application download site to new users: “Now you have a wallet only you control – directly, without middlemen or bankers.”
This release occurs despite the lawsuit received from the SEC during October in relation to TON, the Telegram blockchain project. The SEC considered that “grams” were unregistered securities, and asked the court to prohibit Telegram from delivering tokens to investors involved in TON. It should be remembered that TON’s launch was scheduled for October 31, and was postponed due to the lawsuit.
However, Telegram received the approval of investors to postpone the launch until April 30, 2020, in order to save time and clarify the situation with the SEC, with whom it plans to meet in court on the 18th and 19th of February 2020 in New York.