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Telegram and the Future of ICOs

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As regulators worldwide begin to crack down on ICOs, start-ups are becoming more weary of the risks associated with public offerings. In many cases, companies are skirting these regulations with air drops, or the distribution of free tokens, at least for the time being.

One of the most notable ICOs that may be skipping its public offering is Telegram. Despite the cancelation rumors, the messaging app already enjoys the position of first ever billion-dollar ICO. EOS also had a big raise. So far, Telegram has already raised over $1.7 billion in private sales, as confirmed by recent SEC filings.

"The goal of fundraising is to gain access to capital to allow a team to build a product and company. It appears Telegram has already achieved their goal so there would be no reason to conduct a public sale," explained Anthony Pompliano of Morgan Creek Capital Blockchain.

Telegram has remained silent regarding the possible delay or outright cancelation of their public offering, but not…