On December 7, Telegram officially launched its new phase of privacy, introducing a feature that allows users to create accounts without SIM cards, but instead utilizing blockchain-based anonymous numbers.

This update is set to revolutionize the way users of the centralized instant messaging service experience privacy and security:

“Today starts a new era of privacy. You can have a Telegram account without a SIM card.”

The messaging platform has further enhanced its privacy policy with the introduction of a new feature that allows users to hide their personal phone numbers from non-added users on the app.

This addition to the platform’s existing security measures is a significant step forward in protecting user privacy.

Since its launch in 2013, Telegram has been renowned for its security and privacy features.

These include self-destructive messages, allowing users to delete messages without a trace, and auto-delete timers that automatically remove chats after a predetermined period. Both of these features were introduced by co-founders Nikolai and Pavel Durov.

According to the latest update, Pavel Durov, the creator of Telegram, has founded a decentralized auction platform known as Fragment, on which users are now able to buy “blockchain-powered anonymous numbers”.

Fragment offers users a way to preserve their privacy by providing anonymous numbers and usernames that comply with the privacy policy of Telegram.

These can be acquired in exchange for The Open Network (TON), the token associated with Telegram.