PokertoN was born on may 15, 2020, having held its first free tournament with a guarantee of 1000 TON Crystal (the native cryptocurrency of the Free TON project). This was done for the purpose of an experiment to test the technical capabilities of Broxus (a cryptocurrency exchange and Free TON validator) and to understand the interest of Telegram users in the Free TON network.
The experiment was successful — without technical failures.
Telegram users also became interested in the new cryptocurrency, and after that, tournaments were held on a daily basis.
Later, there were thoughts about holding the perfect airdrop — to hold tournaments for each chat and Telegram channel. The poker audience is affinitive to cryptocurrencies, so if this audience receives Ton Crystal tokens, it will be able to popularize them in other crypto services.
Full integration with Telegram allows you to play anywhere in the world, regardless of bans and blocks from Internet providers. There is no danger of coming across a phishing site of scammers in search of a new mirror or the need to pay monthly for a VPN to access your favorite game. The player’s profile is directly linked to the Telegram account, so there is no need for verification. Daily free tournaments with prize money in the TON Crystal cryptocurrency and the lack of strong regular players make the game comfortable for beginners. For players who prefer to use multi-currency wallets, payments are possible to the wallet of the Broxus platform, which is also a guarantee of receiving winnings.
At the moment, TON Crystal is traded in OTC Telegram, the average purchase price is 0.5$. And this is before the official listing on the exchanges. Accordingly, on listing a powerful jump in value is expected.
It is important to remember about the audience of channel administrators and chats, which makes Telegram the way we love it. Pokerton allows administrators to monetize their audience. As for Free TON, the network will get the loyalty of the main Telegram audience — in fact administrators are the messenger’s circulatory system.