As Telegram learned, regulators in the U.S. are a major barrier to new projects looking for funding anywhere in the world.
Telegram is an instant-messaging, cloud-based service with client-side, open-source code, developed by Telegram Messenger LLP, founded by Pavel Durov. Telegram apps provide users with the ability to send messages, photos, videos, audio, stickers and files of any type and are available for most operating systems. Telegram is famous for its privacy features, such as server-client encrypted messages, optional end-to-end encryption for voice calls and end-to-end encrypted “secret” chats that delete information after some period of time. Although Telegram has received some criticism for its encryption and security model, Telegram continued to expand its user base and even launched a Telegram cryptocurrency ICO. Telegram’s privacy policies resulted in the messenger being banned in China, Iran and, in recent news, it is attempting to be blocked in Russia.
Free TON launches first community contests, planning to distribute thousands of TON Crystals among winners and participants.5281
Bitcoin price charts hint at an exciting breakout, Telegram officially ditches TON, and why Trump could be the next victim of the REvil ransomware group.15228
Only few TON investors reportedly want to support Telegram and wait for a 110% refund until April 2021 after TON’s official termination, a new report says.3412
Qiwi co-founder Sergey Solonin has confirmed that he is taking the option to reissue his $17 million investment in Telegram’s TON as a loan, repayable at 110% next April, over an immediate 72% refund.5683
Telegram’s TON network and coin were destined to fail with regulators, experts say. So, what’s left of the project?7273
‘The U.S. government will not let random startups’ challenge the dollar, says Dr. Waterhouse.11560
Telegram CEO announces the end of Telegram Open Network and Gram following regulatory battle.19604
Telegram has agreed to provide communications relating to purchase agreements between the firm and the initial purchasers in its 2018 ICO.10242
Telegram founder says that the United States is no longer an attractive place for tech entrepreneurs.8111
Free TON Community answers questions on the unexpected launch of a “free” version of the Telegram Open Network that took place today.12747
Free TON Blockchain and tokens are launching today by the decentralized community, which claims that Telegram needs to step away from the project.14845
Experts warned that South Korean authorities may struggle to identify all people who used crypto payments.4823
Telegram Open Network OS, or TON OS, which is planned for launch on Google Play market and Apple's AppStore, will be open sourced tomorrow.13363
American TON investors will be reportedly only eligible for an immediate 72% repayment instead of a 110% refund option in April 2021.15106