The Telegram messenger holds the second secret presale of its crypto-currencies. This week investors received an email explaining what the company is doing another private presale. About it reports The Verge with reference to four sources.
The exact amount that will be raised, continues to be determined, said one of the sources. The other two claim that the Telegram evaluates its about the same size as the first round. This leads to the fact that the total amount of presale will be increased to more than $1.6 billion before the start of the public ICO. The company declined to comment on the second presale.
Change of plans Telegram is associated with a lot of attention to the proposed Telegram messenger platform Open Network (TON), which promises to be the ecosystem, like Ethereum, applications, services, and shop for digital and physical goods. Critics say that the proposal does not meet the technical details and that Telegram high score due to hype and speculation, not value technology.
Recall that in the framework of the first pre-ICO Telegram drew $850 million from 81 investors. The presale was attended by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, head of Qiwi Sergey Solonin, one of the founders of the “Wimm-bill-Dann” and a member of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs (RSPP) David Yakobashvili.