Telegram Investor Documents Say BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse Helped Process $1.7B ICO

A bunch of smaller investors were approved to get in via a California-based fund managed by Elysium Ventures, the messages show. The list includes tech industry celebrities such as Wordpress creator Matt Mullenweg, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder and CEO of Yelp Jeremy Stoppelman, True Ventures partner Om Malik, former TechCrunch co-editor-in-chief Alexia Bonatsos (who…

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Telegram Bombshell, Zuckerberg to Testify, Ripple Row: Hodler’s Digest, Oct 7–13

Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week U.S. SEC deems $1.7 billion Telegram offering illegal, orders halt…

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Report: Telegram’s TON Blockchain to Be Compatible with Ethereum DApps

Telegram Open Network’s (TON) blockchain will allow developers to port their Ethereum (ETH) smart contracts. As industry news outlet CoinDesk reported on Aug. 30, software startup TON Labs managed by Telegram’s token offering investors is building a Solidity compiler for its blockchain. This programming language is primarily used to develop smart contracts in the Ethereum…

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Unconfirmed: Telegram TON Network to Launch by October 2019 or Token Contracts Are Void

Purchase agreements for messenger service Telegram’s Gram tokens will be terminated if the Telegram Open Network (TON) does not launch by October 31, 2019. An apparent purchase agreement with the said terms was obtained by Cointelegraph on Feb. 21. The agreement details the legal niceties of Gram token purchases, outlining regulations for different jurisdictions in…

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