Telegram, the global instant messaging application, has conducted a private beta test of its Telegram Open Network (TON). Telegram has reportedly opened access to the TON blockchain beta to a handful of global developers, including the Russian development team. According to anonymous sources, the development team was able to set up the TON blockchain node. Although the test did not provide any specific results, anonymous testers revealed that the TON blockchain has shown "very high transaction speed." One person familiar with the matter said that specific indicators could not be provided because the blockchain code, including smart contracts, is being tested.