TON Glossary by FSL

The Open Platform
16 min readFeb 27, 2023

Welcome to our TON Glossary! As a venture builder on TON, First Stage Labs is committed to helping entrepreneurs and investors navigate TON Ecosystem. In this glossary, you’ll find clear definitions and examples of key terms related to TON.

Whether you’re an OG TON maxi or just checking us out for the first time, we hope this glossary will be a useful resource for you.

TON Glossary

  • TON Blockchain (The Open Network Blockchain) — a fully decentralized, layer-1 blockchain developed to support the next generation of blockchain-based, mass-audience internet products. No article, uppercase.

✅ TON Blockchain
✅ The Open Network Blockchain
❌ The TON Blockchain
❌ TON blockchain

  • Toncoin/TON — the native cryptocurrency of TON Blockchain.

✅ 50,000 Toncoin
✅ 50,000 TON
❌ 50,000 Toncoins
❌ 50,000 TONs

  • Wrapped TON/WTON — Toncoin on another blockchain (BNB or ERC). Since the word “Wrapped” is a part of the name and it denotes the special and unique nature of this type of coin, we should capitalize it.

✅ 50,000 WTON
✅ 50,000 Wrapped Toncoin
❌ 50,000 WTONs
❌ 50,000 Wrapped Toncoins
❌ 50,000 wton
❌ 50,000 wrapped toncoin

  • TON Foundation — a non-profit community focused on further support and development of the network. Since ‘TON Foundation’ is a trade name, i.e., a proper name, no article is needed before it.

✅ TON Foundation
❌ TON foundation
❌ the TON Foundation

  • TON Ecosystem — all the applications and services operating on TON. Even when we come across the network’s full name — The Open Network — we capitalize the term “ecosystem” next to it to be consistent. Example: The participants of The Open Network Ecosystem are planning an event.

✅ TON Ecosystem
❌ TON ecosystem
❌ the TON ecosystem

  • TON DeFi — decentralized finance apps and services operating on TON Blockchain.

✅ TON DeFi
❌ TON defi
❌ TON De-Fi

  • FunC — a programming language used to write smart contracts on TON.

✅ FunC
❌ Func
❌ func

  • TON Grants — an ecosystem tool for driving development and growth of TON Blockchain KPI.

✅ TON Grants
❌ TON grants

  • TON Mainnet — the fully-operational blockchain on which Toncoin and other smart contracts operate real-value assets.

✅ TON Mainnet
❌ TON mainnet
❌ TON main net

  • TON Nominators — a service that allows Toncoin holders to lend their assets to owners of validator nodes (validators).

✅ TON Nominators
❌ TON nominators

  • TON Validators — a technology that allows users to earn Toncoin while contributing to the network security.

✅ TON Validators
❌ TON validators

  • TON Subscriptions — a service that allows users to pay for recurring payments on-chain via smart contracts.

✅ TON Subscriptions
❌ TON subscriptions

  • TonTech — a group of experts helping teams to create and develop products on TON.

✅ TonTech
❌ TONTech
❌ TON tech

  • TON Testnet — the network used for product testing and experimentation purposes without risking real funds on the main blockchain.

✅ TON Testnet
❌ TON testnet
❌ TON test net

  • TON Virtual Machine (TVM) — a virtual machine used to execute smart contract’s code in a masterchain or in a basic workchain.

✅ TVM
✅ TON Virtual Machine
❌ ton virtual machine
❌ tvm

  • TON Enhancement Proposals (TEP) — an instrument that provides a convenient way to propose changes to TON Blockchain and standardize ways of interaction between different parts of TON Ecosystem.

✅ TEP
✅ TON Enhancement Proposals
❌ ton enhancement proposals
❌ tep

TON Products & Companies

The Open Network products

Communities

  • TON Community — a multilingual community of crypto enthusaists who support TON.

✅ TON Community
❌ TON community

  • TON Society — a community of developers on TON where they can build, communicate, and seek funding.

✅ TON Society
❌ TON society

  • TON&Co — a community of leaders and enthusiasts of Web 3.0 in TON Ecosystem united by the goal of creating a new venture movement on The Open Network blockchain.

✅ TON&Co
❌ TON & Co

  • The Daily TON — a comprehensive online portal about everything noteworthy that happens on TON.

✅ The Daily TON
❌ The Daily Ton
❌ The daily TON

  • TONLICIOUS — an Indonesian TON supporters’ community that shares everyday insights.

✅ TONLICIOUS
❌ Tonlicious

  • Investment kingyru — аn independent news channel dedicated to the TON projects.

✅ Investment kingyru
❌ Investment Kingyru

DeFi

  • DeDust.io — a liquidity providing decentralized exchange with support of Tonkepeer, TON Wallet, and Tonhub.

DeDust.io
Dedust.io
❌ Dedust

  • STON.fi — a decentralized exchange (DEX) providing zero fees, low slippage, user-friendly interface, and direct integration with TON wallets.

STON.fi
Ston.fi
Ston.Fi

  • Megaton Finance — a DeFi service providing users with a swap exchange and yield farming tools.

✅ Megaton Finance
❌ Megaton finance
❌ Megaton.finance

  • Tegro Finance — a DEX on TON with farms in DeFi and a lottery for TGR.

✅ Tegro Finance
❌ Tegro finance
❌ Tegro.Finance

  • TonSwap — a tool for decentralized P2P trades and yield farming.

✅ TonSwap
❌ TON Swap
❌ Ton swap

Explorers

  • dTON — a multifunctional and minimalistic TON block explorer.

✅ dTON
❌ dton
❌ dTon

  • TON API — an API that enables HTTP access to TON Blockchain.

✅ TON API
❌ TON api
❌ Ton Api
❌ TonAPI

  • Ton Daddy — a TON explorer with trading volume of .ton domains, graphics with domain prices, and DNS odds.

✅ Ton Daddy
❌ TON Daddy
❌ Ton daddy

  • TON NFT Explorer — ****an NFT-oriented explorer on TON.

✅ TON NFT Explorer
❌ Ton NFT explorer
❌ TON nft explorer

  • TON.PAGE — ****a fast and simple analysis tool; a TON explorer.

✅ TON.PAGE
❌ Ton page
❌ TON page
❌ Ton.page

  • TON Scan — a block explorer for viewing transaction information.

✅ TON Scan
❌ TonScan
❌ TON scan

  • TON.sh — an experimental toolkit for idea prototype and app development.

TON.sh
❌ TON sh
Ton.sh

  • Scaleton — ****a decentralized explorer on TON.

✅ Scaleton
❌ Sceleton
❌ ScaleTon

Fundraising

  • First Stage Labs (FSL) — a venture studio focused on building and scaling Web3 projects based on TON Blockchain for mass audiences.

✅ First Stage Labs
✅ FSL
❌ First stage labs
❌ fsl

  • Tonstarter — a launchpad enabling crypto projects to raise capital in a decentralized, safe, and user-friendly environment.

✅ Tonstarter
❌ TONstarter
❌ TonStarter

  • TONcoin.Fund — a fund that supports cross-chain projects as well as projects creating TON-native products aiming for integration with Telegram.

✅ TONcoin.Fund
❌ Toncoin fund
❌ TONcoinfund
❌ Toncoin.fund
❌ TONcoin.fund

  • TAV Incubation — an ecosystem builder dedicated to fostering TON Ecosystem and promoting the global Toncoin adoption.

✅ TAV Incubation
❌ Tav Incubation
❌ TAV incubation

Infrastructure

  • Jetton Bridge — a tool that allows crosschain transfers of Jettons created on TON Blockchain to Ethereum or BNB Smart Chain.

✅ Jetton Bridge
❌ jetton bridge
❌ Jetton bridge

  • Orbit Bridge — a token converter tool for quick exchanges.

✅ Orbit Bridge
❌ orbit bridge

  • TON Access — an anonymous, decentralized RPC network for TON dApps creation.

✅ TON Access
❌ TON access
❌ Ton access

  • TON API — an API that enables HTTP access to TON Blockchain.

✅ TON API
❌ TON api
❌ Ton Api
❌ TonAPI

  • TON Apps — a web directory of all TON dApps, products and projects.

✅ TON Apps
❌ TON apps

  • TON-BSC Bridge — a tool for transferring Toncoin between TON Blockchain and the BNB Smart Chain blockchain.

✅ TON-BSC Bridge
❌ TON-BSC bridge

  • TonCap — Jettons information directory.

✅ TonCap
❌ TON Cap
❌ Ton Cap

  • TON Center — a fast and reliable HTTP API for The Open Network.

✅ TON Center
❌ TON centre

  • TON Connect — a communication protocol between wallets and apps in TON Ecosystem.

✅ TON Connect
❌ TON connect

  • TON-ETH Bridge — a tool for transferring Toncoin between TON Blockchain and the Ethereum blockchain.

✅ TON-ETH Bridge
❌ TON-ETH bridge

  • TON Minter — a tool for creating and deploying Jetton’s smart contract to the mainnet of TON Blockchain.

✅ TON Minter
❌ TON minter
❌ Ton minter

  • TON Payments — an instant payment technology inspired by Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

✅ TON Payments
❌ TON payments

  • TON Proxy — a network proxy that is used to anonymize the network nodes by hiding their IP addresses and identity.

✅ TON Proxy
❌ TON proxy
❌ Ton Proxy

  • TON Rift — a tool for Python developers to facilitate the creation of smart contracts on TON.

✅ TON Rift
❌ TON rift

  • TON Run — a search engine on TON.

✅ TON Run
❌ TON run

  • TON Sites — a server helping to launch sites with the domain name “.ton” hosted on TON Blockchain.

✅ TON Sites
❌ TON sites

  • TON Storage — a technology for storing and distributing files of any size in a decentralized TON network.

✅ TON Storage
❌ TON storage

Marketplaces

  • Disintar — a marketplace for selling NFTs that can be used to decorate a user’s virtual room.

✅ Disintar
❌ disintar

  • Fragment — a decentralized auction platform for buying and selling Telegram usernames and anonymous Telegram numbers.

✅ Fragment
❌ fragment

  • Getgems — an NFT marketplace with high throughput and extremely low transaction fees.

✅ Getgems
❌ GetGems
❌ Get gems

  • TON Diamonds — an NFT marketplace for digital artists with privileges for holders.

✅ TON Diamonds
❌ TON diamonds
❌ Ton Diamonds

  • TON DNS — a service (marketplace) that allows users to assign a human-readable name to crypto wallets, smart contracts, and websites.

✅ TON DNS
❌ TON dns
❌ TON Dns

NFT

  • Animals Red List — a Telegram-integrated NFT collection dedicated to endangered animals that rewards the owners of NFT with Toncoin.

✅ Animals Red List
❌ Animals red list

  • G-Bots — a cross–chain brand based on a 3D NFT collection of SD mini-robots.

✅ G-Bots
❌ G-bots
❌ Gbots
❌ g-bots

  • Fanton — the first P2E sports-themed project in TON Ecosystem with exclusive NFT football player cards collections.

✅ Fanton
❌ FanTON

  • Metaforest — a project that connects virtual reality and the real world with gamefication elements.

✅ Metaforest
❌ MetaForest
❌ Meta Forest

  • StickerFace — a mobile app with a collection of NFT items for custom digital avatars.

✅ StickerFace
❌ Stickerface
❌ Sticker Face

  • Rich Cats — a customizable NFT collection created exclusively for Telegram.

✅ Rich Cats
❌ rich cats

  • Tonarchy — a stake-to-play GameF project with progress-saving NFTs.

✅ Tonarchy
❌ TONarchy

  • TON Diamonds — an NFT marketplace for digital artists with privileges for holders.

✅ TON Diamonds
❌ TON diamonds
❌ Ton Diamonds

  • TON Masks — a collection of animated AR NFT masks on TON.

✅ TON Masks
❌ Ton masks

  • TON Punks — a decentralized organization aimed at managing the treasury with PUNK tokens; uses TON Punks NFTs as entering tickets.

✅ TON Punks
❌ Ton punks

  • TON Whales — a collection limited to 10, 000 utility-enabled NFTs, where the token acts as a membership in the Whales Club.

✅ TON Whales
❌ Ton whales

SocialFi & GameFi

  • Fanton — the first P2E sports-themed project in TON Ecosystem.

✅ Fanton
❌ FanTON

  • Fanzee / Fanzee Labs — a service that brings sports and entertainment organizations closer to their fans by leveraging the power of blockchain technologies.

✅ Fanzee
✅ Fanzee Labs
✅ fanzee
Fanz.ee
❌ fan.zee
❌ Fanzee labs
❌ Fanzeelabs
❌ Fan.zee Labs

  • Ton.Place — a social network for content creators.

✅ Ton.Place
❌ TON Place
❌ Ton.place
❌ TON place

  • TON Play — a GameFi platform for building and playing Web3 games.

✅ TON Play
❌ TON play

Staking

  • TonStake — a custodial staking service on TON Blockchain.

✅ TonStake
❌ TON Stake
❌ Ton Stake

  • TON Validators — a technology that allows users to earn Toncoin while contributing to the network security.

✅ TON Validators
❌ TON validators

Telegram Bots

We write bot names with the definite article “the” when the word “bot” is added after the bot’s name. We do it this way because the definite article “the” refers to the common noun “bot,” which requires an article.

  • @Cryptobot — a multicurrency Telegram bot wallet with built-in P2P and exchange markets.

✅ @Cryptobot
❌ Cryptobot
❌ Crypto bot
❌ cryptobot

  • Donate — a service that helps users to monetize content on their Telegram channels.

✅ Donate
❌ @donate

  • @Mobile — a bot for a decentralized eSim purchase.

✅ @Mobile
❌ @mobile

  • TON Rocket — a Telegram-based cryptocurrency wallet with a powerful cheque/invoice platform created for storing and trading TON and Jettons.

✅ TON Rocket
❌ TON rocket
❌ Tonrocket

  • @wallet — a user-friendly bot wallet for sending Toncoin in Telegram.

✅ @wallet
✅ the @wallet bot
❌ @Walllet
❌ a @wallet
❌ the @wallet
❌ a @Wallet
❌ the @Wallet

  • xJetSwap — a custodial bot wallet in which users can mint tokens and Jettons.

✅ xJetSwap
❌ XJetSwap
❌ X Jet Swap
❌ xjetswap

Tokens

  • AMBRA — a token produced by all NFT whales in all Ton Whales collections.
  • BOLT — a token of the meme network based on TON.
  • FNZ — a token of the Fanzee Labs project.
  • MEGA — a token of the Megaton Finance project.
  • oUSDC — the wrapped token of USDC on TON bridged by Orbit Bridge.
  • oUSDT — the wrapped token of USDT on TON bridged by Orbit Bridge.
  • TGR — a cross-platform payment token $TGR of the Tegro ecosystem.

Wallets

  • @wallet — a user-friendly bot wallet for sending Toncoin in Telegram.

✅ @wallet
✅ the @wallet bot
❌ @Walllet
❌ a @Wallet
❌ the @Wallet

  • @Cryptobot — a multicurrency Telegram bot wallet with built-in P2P and exchange markets.

✅ @Cryptobot
❌ Cryptobot
❌ Crypto bot
❌ cryptobot

  • Coin98 Wallet — a non-custodial, multichain NFT & cryptocurrency wallet and a DeFi gateway.

✅ Coin98 Wallet
❌ Coin98 wallet
❌ Coin 98
❌ Coin98wallet

  • iMe — a DeFi & AI messenger with a built-in crypto wallet platform powered by Telegram API.

✅ iMe
❌ IMe

  • JUSTON — a non-custodial wallet with an infinite capacity for creating and adding wallets.

✅ JUSTON
❌ Juston
❌ Just TON

  • MyTonWallet — a self-custodial and open-source multitoken wallet and gateway to Web3 apps.

✅ MyTonWallet
❌ mytonwallet
❌ MyTONwallet
❌ My TON Wallet
❌ My Ton Wallet

  • OpenMask — MetaMask equivalent for The Open Network; a browser extension wallet with a dApp gateway.

✅ OpenMask
❌ Openmask
❌ Open Mask

  • SafePal — a platform that provides hardware wallet, software wallet, and browser extension wallet solutions.

✅ SafePal
❌ Safepal
❌ Safe pal

  • Tonhub — a mobile wallet for instant Toncoin transfers that requires no registration or personal information.

✅ Tonhub
❌ TONhub
❌ Ton hub

  • Tonkeeper — a non-custodial, full-fledged cryptocurrency wallet for mobile devices (iOS, Android).

✅ Tonkeeper
❌ TONkeeper
❌ Ton keeper

  • TON Rocket — a Telegram-based cryptocurrency wallet with a powerful cheque/invoice platform created for storing and trading TON and Jettons.

✅ TON Rocket
❌ TON rocket
❌ Tonrocket

  • TON Wallet — a non-custodial software program that provides a place to store TON. Has many iterations across different operating systems.

✅ TON Wallet
❌ Tonwallet
❌ TONwallet
❌ TON wallet

General Blockchain Glossary

A

  • Advertisement — a posting to buy or sell cryptocurrency on a P2P market.
  • Altcoin — a term used to denote any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin.
  • AMA session — stands for “Ask Me Anything,” it is a form of live interview in which the host is open to answer questions from the audience.

✅ AMA session
✅ AMA Session (ONLY if it’s a title.)
❌ AMA Session
❌ AMA-session

B

  • Backend development — the server-side development of software.

✅ Backend [developer]
❌ Back end
❌ Back-end

  • Blockchain — a distributed digital ledger that stores data of any kind.

✅ Blockchain
❌ Block chain

C

  • Coin — ****a cryptocurrency that lives on its own independent blockchain. Should not be confused with a token.
  • Crypto + noun — all compound nouns with the first compound “crypto,” such as “crypto project,” “crypto industry,” etc., we write without a dash, as the compound nouns don’t require dashed spelling.
  • Crypto investor — a person that puts money into cryptocurrency assets or projects in order to make a profit.
  • Cross-chain (bridge, technology) — a tool that allows assets to be transferred between unrelated blockchains.

D

  • dApps — decentralized applications operating autonomously, usually through the use of smart contracts or a group of nodes instead of a centralized server.

✅ dApps
✅ DApps (ONLY when beginning a sentence.)
❌ DApps
❌ dapps
❌ Dapps

  • DeFi — short for “decentralized finance,” a collective term for all finance-related services and applications operating on blockchain.

✅ DeFi
❌ defi
❌ De-Fi
❌ De Fi

E

  • Exchange — an online marketplace or app that allows users to trade crypto assets.

F

  • Frontend development — the user-side development of software.

✅ Frontend [developer]
❌ Front end
❌ Front End

  • Full node — a computer on TON Blockchain that synchronizes and copies the entire TON Blockchain.

✅ Full node
❌ fullnode
❌ Full Node

G

  • GameFi — a combination of video games (Gaming) and decentralized finance (DeFi). Essentially, GameFi promotes blockchain-based games that provide financial incentives to those who play them.

✅ GameFi
❌ gamefi
❌ Game-Fi
❌ Game Fi

H

  • Hash rate — a measure of the amount of computational power a miner or network of miners uses to process transactions in a proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism.

✅ Hash rate
❌ Hashrate

I

ICO (Initial coin offering) — a method for crypto projects to raise funds in the early stages.

J

Jetton — the fungible token standard for TON Blockchain.

✅ Jetton
❌ jetton

K

KYС (Know Your Customer) — the process of verifying a user’s identity in order to secure an account on a crypto service.

L

  • Launchpad — a platform that allows customers to invest in the cryptocurrencies of new projects before they are publicly available.

✅ Launchpad
❌ launch pad
❌ Launch Pad

  • Liquidity pool — a digital stack of cryptocurrencies locked in a smart contract. This creates liquidity for quicker transactions.

✅ Liquidity pool
❌ Liquidity Pool
❌ LQ

M

  • Masterchain — the most significant layer of a multi-layered blockchain. Since it is a “-chain”, it deserves to be written in one word, the same as ‘blockchain’ is written.

✅ Masterchain
❌ Master chain

BUT

✅ Master block
❌ Masterblock

“Masterblock” would mean “masterchain block,” which it’s not, instead it is a block in the masterchain, so that’s why we write “masterchain” but “master block”

  • Mining — the process of using computer hardware to generate a hash for a new block on the Proof-of-Work operational blockchain.

N

  • NFT (Non-Fungible Token) — a type of digital asset that symbolizes physical objects such as art, music, in-game items, and films.

O

  • Open-source (adj.) — denotes software which original source code is freely available for redistribution and modification.

P

  • P2P/Peer-to-Peer — a transaction model in which each party can initiate contact without the involvement of an intermediary or central authority.

✅ P2P
✅ Peer-to-Peer
❌ p2p
❌ P2p
❌ peer-to-peer
❌ Peer-to-peer

  • P2E/Play-to-Earn — a blockchain-based gaming sector in which gamers play for crypto token rewards.

✅ P2E
✅ Play-to-Earn
❌ p2e
❌ play 2 earn

  • Proof-of-Stake (PoS) — a consensus mechanism used to verify and track new transactions on the blockchain. Doesn’t require miners to compete.

✅ Proof-of-Stake
✅ PoS
❌ Proof-of-stake
❌ proof-of-stake
❌ proof of stake
❌ pos

  • Proof-of-Work (PoW) — a consensus mechanism used to verify and track new transactions on the blockchain. Miners compete to be the first to validate blocks of transactions by solving complex mathematical calculations in order to confirm a transaction.

✅ Proof-of-Work
✅ PoW
❌ Proof-of-work
❌ proof-of-work
❌ proof of work
❌ pow

  • Private key — a code that verifies a person’s ownership of a crypto wallet and allows access to the wallet.

✅ Private key
❌ PK
❌ Private Key

  • Public key — a code that generates a cryptocurrency wallet address, which is then used to receive transactions.

✅ Public key
❌ PK
❌ Public Key

Q

R

  • Roadmap — a strategic plan that outlines a goal or desired result and the key steps or milestones required to reach it.

✅ Roadmap
❌ Road map
❌ Road Map

S

  • Shardchain — a sub-blockchain of the main blockchain intended to reduce blockchain network congestion and increase transactions per second (TPS) rate. Since it is a “-chain”, it deserves to be written in one word, the same as ‘blockchain’ is written.

✅ Shardchain
❌ Shard chain

BUT

✅ Shard block
❌ Shardblock

“Shardblock” would mean “shardchain block,” which it’s not. Instead, it is a block in the shardchain, so that’s why we write “shardchain” but “shard block.”

  • Smart contract — self-executing computer program that controls or documents actions specified in the terms of the contract. It’s a compound noun the same as ‘full moon’, ‘easy money’, etc., so there’s no need to hyphenate it. Regular capitalization — only at the beginning of a sentence.

✅ Smart contract
❌ Smart Contract
❌ Smart-contract
❌ Smart-Contract

  • SocialFi — an abbreviation of “social finance,” is a combination of social networking and finance that creates decentralized social applications.

✅ Social-Fi
❌ SocialFi
❌ socialfi
❌ Social Fi

T

  • Token — a digital unit of value created by blockchain-based businesses or projects on top of an existing blockchain.

U

V

  • Volatility — a state of the market when prices change frequently and unpredictably.

W

  • Web3/Web 3.0 — a new iteration of the World Wide Web which incorporates concepts such as decentralization, blockchain technology, and tokenomics.

✅ Web3 (Use only one style in the same document or context.)
✅ Web 3.0 (Use only one style in the same document or context.)
❌ Web 3
❌ Web3.0
❌ web3
❌ web 3.0

  • Whitepaper — the main document of a crypto project which describes its technology, features, and goals.

✅ Whitepaper
❌ White paper

  • Workchain — a secondary chain that connects to the masterchain; it can contain a huge number of various connected chains with their own consensus rules. Since it is a “-chain”, it deserves to be written in one word, the same as ‘blockchain’ is written.

✅ Workchain
❌ Work chain

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