TON is a third-generation proof-of-stake blockchain designed in 2018 by the Durov brothers, the founders of Telegram Messenger. Later, it was handed over to our open TON Community, which has been supporting and developing it ever since.
TON was designed for lightning-fast transactions. It's ultra-cheap, user-friendly, and fully operational.
The project became popular only thanks to Pavel Durov. It is very frightening that the project has slowed down and mining will soon end.