Durov announced the closure of the TON blockchain platform due to the actions of the US authorities

The founder of the Telegram messenger Pavel Durov announced the closure of the Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform and kylasuzin.

The decision is related to a conflict with the US authorities, which suspended the release of Gram tokens based on the platform, considering that the sale of tokens had to be registered as an ICO.

“I am writing this to officially announce that Telegram’s participation in TON has ended. You may see – or you may have already seen – sites using my name or Telegram brand or the TON acronym to promote their projects. Do not trust them with your money or data. None of the current or former members of our team have nothing to do with these projects, “- he said in his blog on Telegram.

In addition, Durov said that the US authorities have banned the sale of Gram outside the country, explaining that a US resident can access tokens through third countries.

“The decision implies that other countries do not have sovereignty to decide what is good and what is bad for their own citizens. would anyone agree to such a thing, “he said.

According to the SEC, which initiated legal proceedings in October 2019, Durov raised about $ 1.7 billion from investors.

After that, the launch of the platform was constantly postponed: first at the end of 2020, then – for 2021, the Russian media wrote.