Hey everyone! We hope that you spent your weekend well and that the working week started off productively 😉 Today we continue the series of posts called “Meet the founders of TON Labs”, and we will tell you about Mitja Goroshevsky, CTO of TON Labs. Everyone is welcome to read it!
Dmitry has been working in the IT field for more than two and a half decades. After getting his media-related degree, he became interested in telecommunications, which had been developing rapidly during this period, and in the late 1980s he started his career in his area of interest. In the 1990s, while in Israel, he launched several highly successful business projects, which at the moment are either large corporations themselves or have merged with a large corporation. These projects include DeltaThree Communications, Internet Telecom, Popular Telephony and BrainsMatch. This experience and his brilliant ideas earned Mitya the status of a top specialist in network technologies.
However, his career is not limited to executive and entrepreneurship activities, Mitja also participates in research projects and, unsurprisingly, in this area of activity he also got his success. This can be confirmed by a number of awards:
- 2005 Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award
- 2005 Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Enhancement Award
- 2018 CODiE Award in Best Emerging Technology
- Shortlisted for The Blockchain Start-up of 2018 award from Block Awards
- CIO Application’s The Company of the Year in the Blockchain 2018
In the mid-2010s, his life path led him to blockchain, and Dmitry took the position of chief architect in the American project Shelter Zoom. It is a tokenized digital platform for managing contracts and agreements. Shortly thereafter, he co-founded TON Labs.
Speaking about Free TON, Mitya defines it as a decentralized blockchain platform, the fastest and most productive at the moment, based on TON technology. At the same time, he focuses on the fact that it was the community who launched the project, and not TON Labs – yes, they were part of the community, but not the whole. At the same time, he sees the task of the platform in attracting as many people as possible and removing the restrictions that were imposed on TON in the last six months of its existence to prove the freedom of software.
In an interview with hackermoon, Mitya said that Free TON is the first blockchain platform featuring the Dynamic Mapping technology, that is, automatic data refreshing. Even before the tweaks optimization, network performance ranged from 40 to 60 operations per second.
Dmitry’s motivation for creating Free TON is also worth mentioning: it was a feeling of total loss of freedom. The place where he started his career was an IP company, one of the first in its field, and even back then this area was quite tightly regulated. He gave an example of the implementation of a VoIP project – the only country where this could be done at that time was the United States, but there, too, a license was required for this.
This article comes to an end here, but the series “Meeting the founders of TON Labs” is not yet completed 🙂 We remind you that if you want to contact the team, you can do it in the following ways: mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter, Telegram, and also a special section on the official website.