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Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch

Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. According …

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Telegram hit with block in Russia over encryption – TechCrunch

Telegram hit with block in Russia over encryption – TechCrunch A Russian court has ordered a block on access to the Telegram messaging app — with the block coming into force immediately, according to the BBC. The messaging platform has been under pressure to hand over encryption keys to Russian …

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Is venture capital ready for companies with no founders? – TechCrunch

Hemant Taneja Contributor More posts by this contributor Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages America’s economic future The need for algorithmic accountability Initial coin offerings (ICOs) — a funding mechanism based on the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin — are a hot new way to launch a startup and …

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Telegram chalks up 200M MAUs for its messaging app – TechCrunch

Another usage milestone for messaging platform Telegram: It’s announced passing 200M monthly active users “within the last 30 days”. The platform passed 100M MAUs back in February 2016, when it held a lavish party at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona to celebrate the metric. At the time it …

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Telegram apps fall foul of iOS App Store content rules

The Telegram messaging apps appear to have breached Apple’s App Store guidelines and are currently unavailable for download on iOS. 9to5Mac spotted the absence yesterday, having been alerted via a Reddit thread. At the time of writing a search for Telegram on the App Store returns Viber, Skype, Messenger and WeChat chat …

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Crunch Report | A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge

Telegram is planning a multi-billion-dollar ICO, Uber taps Nvidia for self-driving chips and DraftKings launches single-game NFL fantasy contests. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source link

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Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoken to TechCrunch, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON) will be a new, ‘third generation’ blockchain with superior capabilities, after Bitcoin and, later, …

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Telegram and Instagram being restricted in Iran

Messaging app Telegram and Facebook-owned social sharing platform Instagram appear to be being blocked in Iran. Iran state TV said yesterday that authorities were temporarily blocking the services to “maintain peace”, according to the AP news agency. The country has seen a rising wave of anti-government protests in recent days …

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