These two projects showed us how TON Payments could revolutionize social media. Imagine a new social network where a user makes a TON deposit and then views photos, posts, and any other content. When a user opens a photo, likes it, or even just looks at one in their feed, a micro reward is sent in the background from the user to the author of that content. Amid decentralization and with no fees, the deposit is completely under the user’s control.
Two teams made quite similar MVPs. OnlyTONs worked more carefully on the design (a good-looking MVP, clear presentation, and video), while OnlyGrams paid more attention to their idea (pay-per-view, pay-per-reaction in MVP) and technical implementation (they adapted the payment channels code to another library, supported TON chrome extension).