The community has eagerly awaited to see how this wallet will impact the use of Telegram bots in the industry.
Surge in Telegram Bot Token Rug Pulls
On September 13, Certik issued a cautionary message on X (formerly Twitter), advising users to exercise caution and avoid falling for the hype surrounding Telegram bot tokens due to concerns about rug pull scams.
“Our analysis reveals that more than 40% of Telegram bot tokens may potentially be exit scams.”
Telegram trading bots connect to decentralized exchanges, perform trades by a set of rules, and usually charge a small fee. Certik highlights that since July 20, these tokens have witnessed an “astronomical surge” in popularity, with gains exceeding 1000%.
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Certik attributes the surge in Telegram bot tokens to UNIBOT’s initial success. The price of UNIBOT increased by nearly 1300% on the day of its listing. This led to the current all-time high price of $90. At the time of publication, the current price is $73.
For projects established on the TON blockchain, Telegram’s advertising platform will offer priority access. This functionality is presently accessible in user settings, and a global release is planned for later in the year.
However, the feature won’t be available to users in the United States.
Telegram’s Previous Work With TON
Dealer DeFi, an alias used by a user on X, highlighted findings from Binance research on Telegram trading bots and emphasized the potential for a significant increase in these numbers with the wallet integration.
This is not the first time that Telegram has worked with TON, previously referred to as Telegram Open Network.
In a separate announcement on the same day, Telegram founder Pavel Durov explained that a US court had stopped TON from emerging:
“I am writing this post to officially announce that Telegram’s active involvement with TON is over.”