Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram, unveiled ambitious plans to integrate blockchain technology into the messaging app's ecosystem during Token2049 in Dubai.

The initiative includes tokenising stickers, incorporating blockchain functionality via The Open Network (TON), and sharing advertisement revenues with users.

Durov emphasised blockchain's potential to enhance freedom and privacy, values long championed by Telegram.

His vision includes introducing Tether's (CRYPTO:USDT) stablecoin into the platform, marking a significant shift towards blockchain-driven functionality.

Durov sees blockchain as symbolised by Telegram's paper airplane logo, representing the app's commitment to unconstrained communication.