Iran’s Government Bans Crypto Telegram App – More to Come?

Iran’s Government Bans Crypto Telegram App – More to Come?

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Telegram App – a messaging service used by 40 million users and most blockchain projects, just concluded its record-breaking second round initial coin offering (ICO) and Iran’s government isn’t the least bit happy. The app is extremely popular in the authoritarian country and has played a large roll in enabling its residents to organize protests.

The Telegram ICO raised nearly $1.7 billion to develop a full-service blockchain-based ecosystem. Back in late-December and early-January, the country banned access to Telegram and Instagram. Iranian Police began apprehending cyber activists as protests raged the streets in over 100 cities. …

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