Blockchain Firm Bankex Launches Telegram Token Exchange Technology To Disrupt Loyalty Payments

Blockchain, News | January 2, 2020 By:

Malta-based FinTech firm Bankex has launched a token exchange engine that’s natively built into Telegram messenger.

Founded in 2017, Bankex provides digital assets processing, as well as blockchain-based continuous securitization in real estate, money lending and media markets. The company’s mission is to connect regular people and small/medium business owners to capital markets.


Blockchain Developer TON Labs, FinTech Firm Wirecard Forge Strategic Partnership

Blockchain, News | April 19, 2019 By:

FinTech firm Wirecard has partnered with TON Labs to develop a joint digital financial services, payments and banking platform.

Wirecard provides both business customers and consumers with an ecosystem of real-time value-added services built around innovative digital payments by using an integrated business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) approach.


Russian Court Orders Companies To Block Telegram App – Company Raised $1.7 Billion In ICO

Crime, Investing, News, Regulation | April 15, 2018 By:

A Moscow court has ordered that chat app Telegram, which has raised $1.7 billion in its pre-initial coin offering, be blocked by Russia’s telecommunication companies.

The court order comes as Telegram refuses to provide law enforcement and intelligence operations with a key to read the encrypted messages on the service.


Iran’s Government Officials Debate Telegram App Ban

News | April 5, 2018 By:

Iranian government officials are reportedly debating a possible move to permanently ban Telegram’s messaging app over national security concerns.

According to local news outlet Al-Monitor, the discussion about banning Telegram, which is widely used in Iran, originally stemmed from both a desire to support local apps as well as national security concerns because of the fear that the app could be used in future protests.