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Telegram supports protests in Belarus with new opposition flag emoji

Major encrypted messaging app provider Telegram has expressed support for the mass protests in Belarus against sitting President Alexander Lukashenko. On Aug. 25, the Telegram app introduced a new animated emoji to replace the national flag of Belarus with the white-red-white flag. Opposed to the official red and green flag of Belarus, the white-red-white flag …

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Russia to Reportedly Investigate an Allegedly Fraudulent TON Offering in UK

Shortly after lifting the country’s Telegram ban, Russian authorities began investigating potentially fraudulent offerings involving the company’s unlaunched token, Gram. The token was at one time meant to serve a new blockchain ecosystem known as the Telegram Open Network, or TON. Reports indicate that Russian prosecutors are set to investigate a British firm that allegedly …

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US Investor Backs up Telegram’s Claim of Completing $1.2B Refund

Telegram, the creator of the failed Gram (GRM) token and the Telegram Open Network, or TON, was well into investor reimbursement weeks before a court in the United States ruled that the firm had to return $1.2 billion. A U.S.-based TON investor tells Cointelegraph that he got his 72% refund from Telegram in late May …

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Aggrieved Investors Mull Suing Telegram Over Canceled TON Blockchain Project

Investors in Telegram’s TON project are in discussion to sue the company after it abruptly shuttered the blockchain effort earlier this week, according to four individuals familiar with the situation.  It’s not the ambitious project being shut down that upset investors but the options they were given: Take back 72% of their investment immediately, in …

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Telegram Agrees to Hand Over Trove of ICO Documents to SEC

Telegram has filed an order of consent agreeing to provide a trove of communications and documentation requested by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 7. The communications concern the distribution of Telegram’s Gram tokens and purchase agreements relating to its 2018 initial coin offering (ICO). Telegram’s consent comes amid the Free …

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No, Free TON Hasn’t Just Forked Telegram’s TON Blockchain

Free TON Community, an independent group of developers and users, have just launched a free version of the Telegram Open Network, or TON. During the launch event on May 7, community members answered major questions about the Free TON Blockchain launch. At the launch Zoom call, a number of users were wondering whether the Free …

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Telegram Won’t Let American TON Investors Get 110% Refund in 2021

Soon after missing the April 30 deadline to launch the Telegram Open Network (TON), Telegram sent another letter to its investors. In the new letter, Telegram reportedly said that American TON investors will not be able stay in the TON project for another 12 months. American TON investors will be only eligible for an immediate …

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Telegram Caves to US Regulators: Delays Blockchain Launch, Offers to Return $1.2B to Investors

Messaging app Telegram postponed the launch of its TON blockchain for a second time on Wednesday, pushing the new go-live date to April 2021 and triggering a costly clawback clause in its agreement with token-sale investors. According to a letter to investors obtained by CoinDesk, Telegram is offering to return up to 72% of each …

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