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Telegram ‘scraps’ public sale plan after raising $1.7 billion

The numbers, very much like the story that sits behind them, are nothing less than astounding. Pavel Duvov, the 33-year-old Russian maverick billionaire who is both a big-canvas entrepreneur and laptop-hugging software developer, started pre-sales of his Gram coin in January with the aim of raising a stupefying $1.2 billion to launch a “Telegram Open Network […]