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SEC Seeking Interview with UK Citizen They Believe Brokered Telegram’s Token Sale

The SEC is seeking to depose UK citizen John Hyman, whom Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has identified as “Telegram’s chief investment advisor.” The SEC believes Hyman brokered many of the private deals that helped Telegram raise $1.7 billion USD from 171 investors in two sales of GRAM… Read More

Telegram Files Response to SEC Action Blocking US Token Sales

Lawyers for Telegram have responded to the SEC complaint that led a judge in October to temporarily forbid the sale of GRAM tokens to retail investors in the US. Telegram, provider of a popular encrypted messaging app (Messenger) that permits anonymous communicating, was started by… Read More

Despite SEC Lawsuit, Telegram Launches Early Version of Desktop Wallet for Its Blockchain-based Gram Tokens

Encrypted messaging provider Telegram has launched an early desktop wallet for its blockchain-based Gram tokens. Users can download Telegram’s test app for Windows, MacOS, Linux 64 bit operating systems from the company’s official website and get their keys on the Telegram Open Network (TON) testnet. … Read More

Report: Investors Grant Extension to Telegram After US Token Sales Halted in SEC Emergency Action

Telegram’s appeal to investors asking for a six-month extension on the launch of the TON blockchain in the wake of an American SEC emergency action against the firm has been granted, Russian Forbes reports. Paraphrasing two unnamed sources, the outlet claims: “Investors in the Telegram… Read More

New York District Court Postpones Telegram’s TON Hearing to February 2020

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York postponed the hearing regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) injunction filing against London-based encrypted messaging service provider Telegram.  The hearing has been scheduled to take place on February 18–19, 2020. Telegram’s management had… Read More

Telegram Responds to SEC’s Enforcement Action: SEC is Attempting to “Steamroll Telegram Into Consenting to a Preliminary Injunction Where There is No Need”

Telegram has responded to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement action revealed last week. On October 11, the SEC filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order against Telegram. The SEC targeted an alleged unregistered, ongoing digital token offering in the U.S. and… Read More

Following Emergency Orders from SEC Prohibiting GRAM Token Sales in the US, Telegram Asks Investors for Extension

Telegram, makers of the popular mobile messaging app Telegram, have sent an email to GRAM token investors asking for a six-month extension on the launch of TON, a blockchain network financed by the company’s $1.7 billion USD 2018 token sale. The request for an extension… Read More

Telegram Enforcement Action: “A reminder that the SEC not only has considerable enforcement tools but is willing to use them”

Last week, Crowdfund Insider reported on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action against Telegram and the issuance of Gram tokens. The move by the SEC is a doozy and telling. First, Telegram sold about $1.7 billion in a SAFT (simple agreement for future… Read More

Following SEC Action Halting TON Token Sale in US, Telegram Issues Letter to Investors

A letter from a spokesperson for Telegram regarding the SEC’s emergency action to halt the sale of GRAM tokens to US investors has been making the rounds in the crypto media and on forums. In the the letter, “Shyam” states that Telegram, maker of a… Read More

SEC Slams the Brakes on Telegram’s $1.7 Billion Digital Token Offering in an Emergency Action

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order against Telegram. The SEC targeted two offshore entities conducting an alleged unregistered, ongoing digital token offering in the U.S. and overseas that has raised more than $1.7 billion… Read More

Anchorage Trust Company to Support Institutional Custody for Telegram’s Gram (GRM) Token

Crypto asset custodian of software development company Anchor Labs has said that it’s the first organization that has qualified to support institutional custody for messaging giant Telegram’s Gram (GRM) token. Anchorage Trust Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of California-headquartered Anchor Labs, will reportedly become the first… Read More

As Lawmakers Focus on Facebook’s Libra, Telegram’s in App Crypto Applications Draw Nearer

Lawmakers across the globe have been coming down hard on Facebook for Libra, the company’s proposed global cryptocurrency network, but there has been comparatively little official uproar about Telegram’s promised Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain and associated token, GRAM. Perhaps this is because Telegram, with… Read More

Unauthorized Telegram Token Secondary Market Transferring Risk

Accredited investors who bought into Telegram’s $1.7 billion USD ICO (initial coin offering) in February and March 2018 have been selling the tokens in secondary markets without authorization, meaning buyers could “end up with nothing,” Coindesk reports. According to a GRAM token purchase agreement obtained… Read More

Wirecard Forms New Partnership With TON Labs

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with open network infrastructure developer TON Labs, the infrastructure and ecosystem developer for the Telegram Open Network (TON) decentralized platform, to develop a joint digital financial services, payments, and… Read More

The Best Secure Mobile Messaging Apps 2019 Not Called Facebook Messenger

Internet messaging services are big business today, with some of the biggest names in tech involved, but for most people, the dream is a secure, fully encrypted service that will keep users information completely safe. That dream isn’t shared by various governments and those tasked… Read More

Iran Warns Public Off Investing in Telegram Message App’s Token “Gram”

Iran’s Secretary of the Criminal Content Definition Task Force, Javad Javidnia, has warned Iranian’s to stay away from the Telegram messaging app’s new crypto token, “Gram,” Tehran Times (TT) reports. According to a TT paraphrase, Javidnia has told the public that: “…any cooperation with Telegram messaging app(‘s)…launch (of)… Read More

Russian Authorities Imposing New Digital Surveillance Layer to Combat Anonymous Message App Telegram

If all goes well with current tests, Russian telecom companies will soon be required to implement new content-censoring tech in order to surveil and intercept messages sent on prohibited anonymizing apps like Telegram, BBC Russia reports. The system, which has been being competitively tested by… Read More

Apple Unblocks Telegram, Allows GDPR Updates

On May 31st, Pavel Durov, CEO of private messaging app Telegram broadcast on Telegram that Apple was cooperating with a Russian government ban on the app and refusing to allow Telegram users across the globe to upload important updates at iTunes. “Apple has been preventing… Read More

No Public ICO for Telegram

It has been widely reported that Telegram has decided against a public initial coin offering (ICO). This comes after Telegram raised over $1.7 billion in a “purchase agreement for cryptocurrency,” according to public documents. The first $850 million was raised by just 81 investors, as… Read More

Telegram Vows to Shore Up VPNs as Russia-wide Ban Affects Even Non-Telegram Users

TorrentFreak.com are reporting today that Telegram co-founder and exiled Russian businessperson Pavel Durov has vowed to donate millions of dollars in Bitcoin to providers of virtual private network (VPN) services. Consistently routing messages through VPNs, which obscure message origins, may allow Russian citizens to continue… Read More

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