How TON is onboarding 900 million users

Toncoin is a currency that’s the backbone of TON (The Open Network), developed by Telegram. It’s all about making digital currencies easier and smarter to use with its cool features and new tech. We already talked about the TON ecosystem in May 2024.

Notcoin is a disruptive addition to the TON ecosystem, and offers unique features that set it apart from traditional cryptocurrencies. With apps like Notcoin Explore and Hamster Kombat also gaining traction, the future of this ecosystem looks promising with innovative projects driving adoption in Web3.


Notcoin, developed by Open Builders, showcases the potential of simplicity and social integration in gaming. Initially launched as an engaging social game on Telegram, with the provocative claim “Probably nothing”, Notcoin quickly attracted a large user base due to its addictive and simplistic gameplay and effective use of Telegram’s extensive network. The game ended in May with the consequential TGE. At the time of writing this article, $NOT token is #55 on Coinmarketcap.

The Game and Its Mechanics

Notcoin operated on a Tap-to-Earn model where players earn Notcoins by tapping a virtual coin within the game. This simple mechanic made the game accessible and encouraged regular engagement. Players could also boost their earnings by completing quests, climbing leaderboards, and using in-game power-ups. These elements created a rewarding experience, making Notcoin an excellent introduction to blockchain gaming for newcomers.

Onboarding Users to Web3

Notcoin exemplified the ease of onboarding users to Web3 through a Telegram app. By leveraging the familiar and widely-used Telegram platform, Notcoin made it simple for users to engage with blockchain technology without needing extensive prior knowledge. The game’s straightforward mechanics and integration with Telegram’s social features provided an accessible entry point for users to experience the benefits of Web3.

This experience has served as a case study in how simple, engaging gameplay and strategic use of social platforms like Telegram can successfully introduce new users to Web3. Its initial success and the strong community it built demonstrate the potential for similar projects to drive mass adoption of blockchain technology.

Notcoin Explore: Open for Web3 Projects

Notcoin Explore has emerged as a platform for launching Web3 projects on Telegram. It allows users to discover and support projects, earning rewards in return, while projects gain access to an engaged audience. This community-oriented model enables a straightforward and transparent launch process.

Key Metrics

  • Over 200 projects have launched via Notcoin Explore.
  • 22.5 million users have participated in these launches.
  • Minimum rewards for a campaign start at $20,000 (in Notcoin tokens).
  • Average cost per completed campaign is between $0.10 and $0.20.

Notcoin Explore offers a streamlined way to introduce your app to a crypto-savvy community, rewarding users who engage and explore your project.

Hamster Kombat: A Viral Sensation

Hamster Kombat has rapidly become the latest internet sensation. Within just three months, 239 million people have signed up for this Telegram mini app. It reached 100 million monthly users in just 73 days. Every day, an additional 4-5 million users join Hamster Kombat, making it the fastest-growing digital service in the world.

As predicted a few months ago, a new wave of mini apps is emerging on Telegram, and Hamster Kombat is at the forefront of this trend. Its phenomenal growth highlights the viral potential of the Telegram mini app platform.

In an exciting development, the Hamster Kombat team will soon mint its token on TON, bringing the advantages of blockchain technology to hundreds of millions of users.


The rise of Web3 projects on platforms like Notcoin Explore is revolutionising the way new digital initiatives are launched and supported. With over 200 projects already successfully launched and 22.5 million users participating, the potential for growth and engagement is immense.

One such success story is Hamster Kombat, which has captured the attention of millions worldwide in just a matter of months. Its rapid rise to over 200 million monthly users showcases the power and reach of innovative mini apps in today’s digital landscape.

As more projects like Hamster Kombat embrace blockchain technology, we can expect to see an even greater transformation in the digital space. The integration of blockchain technology not only enhances security and transparency but also opens up new possibilities for rewarding user engagement and exploration. With Hamster Kombat leading the way in leveraging Web3 principles, users can look forward to a more immersive and rewarding experience, setting a new standard for mini apps in the crypto-savvy community.