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Cryptocurrency by Russia’s Telegram Founder Raises $850 Mln in Investments

Cryptocurrency by Russia’s Telegram Founder Raises $850 Mln in Investments

Cryptocurrency by Russia’s Telegram Founder Raises $850 Mln in Investments
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Sputnik/ Kirill KallinikovBusiness15:25 19.02.2018Get short URL1123

In early January, the TechCrunch website reported Telegram’s plans to launch its own blockchain, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON), platform and homegrown cryptocurrency.

Russian tech genius, founder of Vkontakte and Telegram, Pavel Durov has filed a “Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities” with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reporting $850 million raised from 81 investors for “the development of the TON Blockchain, the development and maintenance of Telegram Messenger.”

READ MORE: Telegram May Enter Cryptocurrency Fray to Challenge Visa, MasterCard

While the SEC filing did not disclose the names of any investors, Russian media outlet Vedomosti revealed that Sergei Solonin, CEO of Russian payment service provider QIWI, had invested $17 million, also reporting that David Yakobashvili, co-founder of Russia-based dairy product company Wimm-Bill-Dann, admitted to investing $10 million in the much-anticipated project.

Furthermore, a source ostensibly close to the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, told Vedomosti that he had invested as much as $300 million, although another source claimed the sum was closer to $20 million.

In January, some of Silicon Valley’s leading investors expressed interest in the initial coin offering (ICO) by Telegram, offering $20 million in investments.

The company is said to be seeking to raise $1.2 billion to build a virtual economy within the app and create its own blockchain-based payment platform, “the Telegram Open Network,” that will offer participating business full access to its large audience via advertising exchange and virtual storefronts where its native cryptocurrency, dubbed Gram, will be used for payments.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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