Iran Warns Citizens Against Using Telegram’s Cryptocurrency, Gram

The Iranian government has continued its adversarial actions against Telegram by criminalizing the use of Gram, the native token of the encrypted messaging app’s new blockchain. According to the Tehran Times, Iran’s Secretary of Criminal Content Definition Task Force, Javad Javidnia, has issued a warning saying that any support offered to the coin would constitute

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Telegram Takes Alleged Trademark Squatter to Court over Cryptocurrency Naming Rights

Encrypted messaging company Telegram has filed a trademark suit against a Florida company that also intends to create a cryptocurrency named “gram.” The suit, which was filed on May 11 in the San Francisco branch of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Lantah LLC violated Telegram’s service mark rights

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Telegram Cancels Public ICO After Raising $1.7 Billion in Presale

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has decided against holding a public initial coin offering (ICO) to fund the development of its “third-generation blockchain.” Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Pavel Durov-led firm determined that it is pleased with the $1.7 billion it had raised for the Telegram Open Network

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Money Pit? Telegram ICO Hits $1.7 Billion After 2nd Funding Round

The Telegram ICO has now raised a total of at least $1.7 billion, public documents show. According to offering documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and dated March 29, the second round of Telegram’s much-hyped initial coin offering (ICO) raised $850 million in a sale that began on March 14. The

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