Category: Pavel Durov

Telegram Launches Premium Tier Benefits Seeking to Monetize Platform

Telegram Launches Premium Tier Benefits Seeking to Monetize Platform

Popular messaging platform Telegram has announced it is launching a new premium tier of its services as it seeks to monetize a part of its userbase. Reaching more than 700 million active users monthly, the new tier answers to the need of these users for more bandwidth and storage capacity, according to Pavel Durov, CEO […]

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Russian crypto ban proposal draws denunciations from Telegram’s Durov and Navalny’s chief of staff

Russian crypto ban proposal draws denunciations from Telegram’s Durov and Navalny’s chief of staff

Opposition forces in Russia are not pleased with a recent proposal to ban cryptocurrency mining and trading in the country.  In two separate (and lengthy) Telegram posts from January 20 and 22, Leonid Volkov and Pavel Durov denounced the Central Bank of Russia’s proposal.  Durov will be familiar to The Block’s readers as the co-founder […]

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Crypto Industry’s Favorite Messaging App Telegram Surpasses 500 Million Active Users

Crypto Industry’s Favorite Messaging App Telegram Surpasses 500 Million Active Users

Telegram, a popular messaging app within the cryptocurrency space, surpassed 500 million monthly active users during the first week of January, according to Telegram chief executive officer Pavel Durov. In the last 72 hours, said Durov, the app has seen a massive surge in new users, with an additional 25 million people signing up to […]

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Free TON, From an Abandoned Project to the Frontier of PoS Networks

Free TON, From an Abandoned Project to the Frontier of PoS Networks

The Durov brothers fought a long and exhaustive battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over the Telegram Open Network (TON)’s acceptance in the United States, which ended with an official announcement that the further development of the project was abandoned. However, the TON project was fully open-source. Using the TON repositories […]

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