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With $1.7 billion in the bank following its initial coin offering (ICO), Telegram has released its first crypto-friendly feature – but security researchers are skeptical. As detailed in a blog post published today, Virgil Security, a U.S.-based startup, has identified several weaknesses in the new identity verification app, called Passport. While the company praised Telegram …

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A new cryptocurrency trading platform launched by former Telegram director of special projects Anton Rosenberg seeks to help blockchain startups stabilize their token prices. Mikado, a crypto derivatives trading platform, will provide a solution for projects planning an initial coin offering (ICO) but which want to avoid the price collapse that occur when an open …

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A blockchain project is facing an uproar from community members who say the team has been undermining the value of the token it used to raise millions. The controversy around Quantstamp, maker of a protocol that seeks to decentralize smart contracts auditing, reached a fever pitch late last week, with acrimony spilling into the project’s …

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Telegram founder Pavel Durov said Tuesday that he has been paying network administrators in bitcoin to bypass a government ban on his popular messaging platform. The messaging app’s creator announced Tuesday in his Telegram channel that he had created bitcoin grants for administrators running virtual private networks (VPNs) and other proxy services to allow users access …

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The average crypto enthusiast isn’t likely to get their hands on grams – Telegram’s crypto token – anytime soon. While half of the ambitious $1.2 billion the messaging giant hoped to raise was supposed to come from an ICO open to public investors, recent SEC filings confirm Telegram has already raised $1.7 billion from two …

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Senior figures in Iran’s government are reportedly debating a possible move to ban Telegram’s messaging app, in part over fears its new token could undermine the national currency. Telegram is widely used in Iran and is already frowned upon by some government members for its claimed role in the organization of protests in the country …

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Messaging app provider Telegram has successfully raised another $850 million through its initial coin offering (ICO) private sale, public documents reveal. According to a Form D disclosure filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by Telegram founder Pavel Durov on Thursday, the funds raised were “purchase agreements for cryptocurrency.” The company announced it …

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Persons on international sanctions lists, their relatives, and those from sanctioned territories are among those barred from Telegram’s closed token sale rounds, local Russian business journal RBC reports today, March 15. According to RBC, which claims to have a copy of the contract allegedly issued by Telegram to participants of its private presale, any person …

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Would-be investors in Telegram’s multibillion-dollar initial coin offering (ICO) have quickly become a favorite  target for scammers. CoinDesk has identified as many as nine more websites claiming to sell the Telegram token after previously reporting on another fake website, which claimed to be run by the “Telegram Foundation.” Most of the sites claim that the token …

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If Telegram’s ambitious blockchain project fails, investors can’t say they weren’t warned. Along with the white paper and technical documents, prospective buyers in what could be one of the largest-ever initial coin offerings (ICOs) have received a nine-page memorandum spelling out the risks of buying the tokens. For investors in traditional markets, such a litany of …

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Amid a flurry of reports about messaging app Telegram’s multibillion-dollar initial coin offering (ICO), a newly-created website appears to be attempting to ensnare would-be investors. The website, hosted by the “Telegram Foundation,” is seeking funds for what it calls the “public ICO” for the Telegram TON token. Yet as reported by CoinDesk and other outlets, …

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An outsider continues to steal the crypto spotlight. So far in 2018, Telegram‘s rumored initial coin offering (ICO) has been the talk of the industry – a remarkable feat given the global messaging platform’s executives have yet to utter those three letters together or confirm the company is, in fact, raising money via a sale …

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Encrypted messenger service Telegram is reportedly raising a further $850 mln in a “secret second presale” of its TON token before launching the yet to be officially announced world’s biggest ICO. As Verge reports citing “exclusive” reports from four anonymous sources, Pavel Durov’s platform is attempting to get accredited investors on board to double the …

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Messaging app provider Telegram says it has raised $850 million in the first part of its controversial initial coin offering (ICO), public records show. If confirmed, the raise is by far the largest seen for any ICO to date. According to CoinDesk’s ICO Tracker, the previous record was the token sale by Tezos, which raised …

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Telegram creators Pavel and Nikolai Durov have filed a “Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities” with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Feb. 13, reporting $850 mln raised under the SEC exemption Rule 506(c) from 81 investors for “the development of the TON Blockchain, the development and maintenance of Telegram Messenger.” The type of …

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Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab reported today that a vulnerability in Telegram’s messaging app had been exploited to turn desktop computers into unwitting crypto-miners – a claim that the firm’s founder is pushing back against. The cyberattacks were uncovered by Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity software provider, who reports that the covert mining operations have …

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The Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of Seele, a Blockchain project that bills itself as “blockchain 4.0,” has been compromised by scammers who stole over $1.8 mln worth of Ether. The attackers manage to dupe investors by posing as admins in the company’s Telegram channel, as reported in an article published Sunday, Feb. 4 by the Finance …

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The global cryptocurrency community has been abuzz with speculation in the wake of a leaked white paper linked to the popular, encryption-based messaging app Telegram. News of Telegram’s plans to launch a Blockchain platform originally broke in December, although it still remains unclear if the project legitimately exists.   Cointelegraph has reviewed the leaked white paper, …

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Pitched as a game-changer for the cryptocurrency industry, Telegram’s initial coin offering could be a lifesaver for the company. Launched in 2013 by Russian brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov, the company has never executed on the vague proposals it has floated to monetize its messaging platform. And with hefty annual operating expenses ($70 million in …

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To describe Telegram’s planned initial coin offering (ICO) as ambitious would be an understatement. And it’s not only because the provider of a popular messaging app is seeking to raise $1.2 billion, according to three people familiar with the offering, which would represent the largest crypto token sale to date. Nor is it just because …

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