SEC obstructs Telegram’s $1.7 billion digital currency designs in the US
San Francisco: The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has documented a crisis activity and got a limiting request for the $1.7 billion arranged token offering of texting and voice over IP administration Telegram’s Blockchain and crytocurrency organize.
Message’s arrangements for its cryptographic money and Blockchain system may be in danger. The US SEC has recorded a crisis activity and got a transitory limiting request against the organization, which keeps it from circulating and selling its Gram tokens in the nation, Engadget gave an account of Saturday.
As indicated by the controllers, the organization offered 2.9 billion Grams at limited costs to 171 beginning buyers around the world, bringing $1.7 billion up all the while. A billion of those tokens were acquired by individuals in the US.
As per the SEC, Telegram didn’t enroll the offering with its office and since it considers Grams to be protections, it is blaming the organization for disregarding the Securities Act of 1933.
“Our crisis activity today is expected to keep Telegram from flooding the US markets with computerized tokens that we affirm were unlawfully sold.
“We claim that the respondents have neglected to give speculators data with respect to Grams and Telegram’s business activities, money related condition, hazard components, and the executives that the protections laws require,” Stephanie Avakian, the SEC Division of Enforcement’s Co-Director was cited as saying in the report.
Message originator Pavel Durov was wanting to dispatch the ‘Wire Open Network’ as an installment alternative that would exist separated from the worldwide administrative framework similarly that Facebook’s Libra would have done, as per a TechCrunch report.