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Pavel Durov Rings in on Telegram Crypto Defeat

Pavel Durov – co-founder of encrypted messaging service Telegram – isn’t taking his latest defeat sitting down. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently brought the company’s TON blockchain program to a crashing halt, and Durov is frustrated about the situation.What Does the Defeat of Telegram Mean for the Future?In a recent interview, Durov explained that the news is bad for other countries in that while they can elect their officials, they are still very dependent on the...

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Digital Dollar Team Adds 22 Advisors, Hints at Whitepaper in Q2 2020

Ex-CFTC chief’s Digital Dollar Initiative adds 22 new advisors and will release a white paper in the next two months. The Digital Dollar is serious as never, as ex-CFTC, FED, Treasury board directors join the venture.Chris Giancarlo is gathering the industry’s top minds around what could soon become the Bitcoin killer for institutions. The Digital Dollar initiative is serious as never, as ex-CFTC, Treasury board directors join the venture. Digital Dollar Foundation (DDF) issue a press...

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INX Wants to Hold a 130 Million IPO in New York Jurisdiction

INX IPO will launch soon in New York, security exchange from Gibraltar is planning to change the industry with fully regulated trades. The exchange will feature extended compliance and two separate trading layers – for crypto and for classic securities.This could be one of the biggest business deals in the history of cryptocurrency. INX Ltd., entering a 130 million IPO stage, wants to establish in New York to avoid problems with almighty regulators. Smart move, considering that people like...

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Telegram Pushes Forward the Launch of TON Blockchain Despite Fierce Legal Battle with the SEC

The Telegram founders are working on the TON blockchain despite the SEC keeps the hunt for presumably one of the dollar’s possible competitors.Telegram team has released a document that is useful if you plan to create a website running on the TON blockchain. The document suggests that TON users may want to create some websites to refer friends and clients to their projects. Unlike the usual sites, these are not working over HTTPS or HTTP protocol. The system is using ADNL to differ the...

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Telegram Founder Pavel Durov Claims Apple’s iCloud Is Officially a Surveillance Tool

Recently, Telegram founder Pavel Durov made quite a bold statement. On his Telegram channel, he argued that Apple‘s iCloud is now ‘officially a surveillance tool’. Further, Durov cited a Reuters report and stated that apps relying on it to store users’ private messages (such as WhatsApp) are part of the problem.But let us see how the whole story began.Apple’s iCloud Will Not Encrypt BackupsAbout two years ago, Apple was considering end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups. After doing that,...

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Telegram Receives Massive Backing from Blockchain Association for Gram Token Sale Dispute

The SEC vs Telegram case is taking new turns every single day. In the latest development, the Blockchain Association has decided to support Telegram in its fight against the regulator.Let us also remind you that the Association unites such prominent names as Coinbase, Circle, Ripple Labs and others.The Chamber of Digital Commerce has filed amicus curiae supporting Telegram’s argument that “digital assets may be the subject of an investment contract without being a security”. Note that the...

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SEC Shows Proofs Telegram Is Violating Securities Law

On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had filed invoices to the court. The SEC is claiming that brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov were selling the Gram tokens after the initial pre-sale end.If It Has No Flaws, Invent ThemTelegram officially claimed that they did not conduct any sales after the initial offering end.However, the SEC representatives are sure that Telegram accountants have been messing with papers. Maybe Telegram managers got a total of 1.7 billion during the...

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Telegram Shares Details about Forthcoming Gram Tokens and TON Blockchain

Telegram has released an official notice about its TON blockchain and Gram tokens. The blog post on the company’s website includes important details about what should be expected by the Telegram community.Telegram has been embroiled in a legal battle with the SEC over several details regarding its Gram tokens. The scuffle between both parties is still quite heated and doesn’t seem to be nearing a resolution anytime soon. Regardless, Telegram decided to make a few things clear as the community...

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Telegram Founders Refuse to Report to SEC on How They Spent $1.7B Raised in ICO

On Thursday, TON founders received an order to open their TON ICO documents to the investigators. The order came via a court filing by the U.S. regulator. Per the document:“Plaintiff respectfully moves to compel Defendants to answer questions and provide documents regarding the amounts, sources, and use of funds raised from investors in connection with the unregistered sale of securities at issue in this case.The requested bank records are highly relevant to the issues in dispute in this...

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Telegram CEO and Founder Pavel Durov to Testify in SEC Gram Token Case

District Judge P. Kevin Castel of the New York Southern District Court, has signed a document which requires a deposition from three members of the Telegram team, as the case regarding its GRAM token sale continues. According to the document, Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov himself is expected to testify, along with two others.Dated Nov. 25, the document states that the depositions will begin on December 10 with Telegram employee Shyam Parekh. Although it doesn’t state Parekh’s position...

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