Monday, March 05, 2018

Virtual Currency Offerings May Hit a New Peak with Telegram Coin Sale - The New York Times

Earlier in the article: "The company has taken in $850 million over the past two months from some of the biggest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, and it is now aiming to raise another $850 million over the next month or so. A third $850 million round is in the works after that, according to documents associated with the offering."

"The most obvious reason to be skeptical of the project is that there is not even a prototype — just a 132-page paper promising what the system will look like one day. The Telegram team is promising to release the software late this year or next year.

What’s more, Telegram is promising to do more than any other virtual currency and to fix the intractable problems that have plagued virtual currencies like Bitcoin, such as overcoming the network’s difficulty handling all the transactions that have poured onto the network as it has become more popular."
Virtual Currency Offerings May Hit a New Peak with Telegram Coin Sale - The New York Times
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