Telegram Agrees to Give SEC Bank Records, Communications in Ongoing TON Lawsuit

Telegram is pledging to turn over communications, bank records and other information to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as part of the agency’s ongoing legal fight against the messaging startup on allegations that its $1.7 billion token sale in 2018 was conducted in violation of U.S. securities law. According to a court filing Friday, […]

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Telegram Withdraws Offer to Repay Investors With Gram Tokens

Telegram won’t be repaying its investors in gram tokens after all. The messaging platform told investors in its TON blockchain project Monday that it would not be paying investors back in tokens, and it was looking to buy American investors out immediately. Telegram, which has twice delayed the launch of its new network, is contractually […]

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Making Sense of the SEC’s Case Against Telegram

Telegram lost another round in court against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and now can’t launch its $1.7 billion token sale. What does it mean for the crypto industry and other startups that sold tokens? Telegram, the popular messaging app, has big plans for its blockchain Telegram Open Network, or TON. It also had […]

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Why High-Profile Defections Aren’t Libra’s Biggest Challenge

Libra has lost another Association member, but according to @nlw that’s likely low on its worries list, plus Square’s LN efforts & TON’s SEC support. News broke yesterday the Libra Association had seen its eighth high-profile defection, this time from the telecom giant Vodafone. In today’s episode of The Breakdown, @nlw argues Association membership is […]

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Telegram Refutes All SEC Allegations, Asks Court to Dismiss in New Filing

Messaging app firm Telegram has made a new plea to a U.S. court to drop an action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleging its yet-to-be launched token is a security. In a filing to the district court of the Southern District of New York on Tuesday, Telegram broke down and refuted all […]

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SEC’s Court Hearing on Telegram Token Delayed Till Next Year

Telegram will have to wait to make its case to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its “gram” token is not a security. According to the latest court filing (see below), the hearing on the case has been postponed until Feb. 18–19, 2020, pushed forward from an Oct. 24. slot. The judge hearing […]

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