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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

Russia Blocks 1.8 Million Telegram IP Addresses

Torrent Freak has reported that Russian telecom regulator Rozomnadzor has begun blocking ISP addresses used to transmit private messages using the Telegram app. The actions come after the app was added to a state register of banned services last Friday after an 18-minute trial. Telegram… Read More

Russia to Restrict Access to Telegram

One of the fastest growing social networks and messaging apps in the world, Telegram, has been hit with a ban from Russian authorities. Roskomnadzor, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, posted on their site; “The procedure for restricting… Read More

Telegram Files New Form D with SEC Indicating $1.7 Billion will be Raised

Telegram or TON Issuer, has filed a new Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission that indicates $1.7 will be (or has been) raised for one of the hottest initial coin offerings ever. According to the Reg D 506c offering document; “This $850,000,000 offering… Read More

Report: Telegram Initial Coin Offering Expected to top $1.7 Billion

This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following Telegram. One of the fastest growing messaging / social media platforms in the world is poised to top $1.7 billion with its initial coin offering. This is according to a recent report in… Read More

Telegram’s ICO Raises $850 Million (So Far) According to Form D Filed with SEC

Telegram or “TON Issuer Inc,” (TON = Telegram Open Network) has filed a Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission indicating Telegram has raised $850 million making it the largest initial coin offering ever. The date of the first sale was on January 29,… Read More

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