Developers of the TON blockchain are still considering deployment, despite injunctive ruling by the U.S. court.
Fedor Skuratov, a spokesperson for TON Labs, the organization behind the TON blockchain, told that the recent unfavorable decisions by the U.S. court did not catch them by surprise:
“The community was ready for this (or another) scenario. We have several options, including the launch of TON by TCF [TON Community Foundation]. I will say more, no one (no one) can prevent the launch of TON by any other entity, person or community, cause TON is a decentralized open-source solution. Already, there are two different test networks, and within the community, there is at least one group planning to launch.”
“No One Can Prevent the Launch of TON”
TON Labs believe that they can bypass the SEC and the U.S. courts by forking TON’s mainnet. By doing this, the blockchain would be legally decoupled from the original project. In the event of this occurring, original investors may have to settle for the assets issued on this forked network instead:
“The issue of what will be recognized as the core network (Mainnet) is a matter of community recognition exclusively. We are considering, among other things, the option in which we will negotiate with TON investors on the topic of converting their rights to grams in the Telegram’s originally mentioned TON into rights for other grams.”
At this point, it is not clear whether the proposed solution was approved by Telegram founder, Pavel Durov. Considering that the TON blockchain is an open-source project, however, his opinion may not even matter.