Posted 2 марта 2021,, 06:15

Published 2 марта 2021,, 06:15

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Investors demand from Pavel Durov to return $100 million

Investors demand from Pavel Durov to return $100 million

2 марта 2021, 06:15
Investors of the Da Vinci Capital fund sent the founder of Telegram Pavel Durov, as well as other top managers of the company, a notice that they are going to file a lawsuit in London against TON Inc. and Telegram Inc. They want to reimburse about $ 100 million for the Blolkchien project.

According to Forbes, referring to its sources, Telegram received a letter demanding $ 20 million. Investors were given two weeks for compensation, after which they intend to go to court.

Oleg Zhelezko, co-owner of the fund and managing partner of Da Vinci Capital, did not comment on the situation, as did Telegram vice president Ilya Perekopsky.

According to Kommersant, Telegram received a letter with an “invitation” to pay $ 20 million. This amount is the difference between invested and returned to DEF.

Recall that the Disruptive Era Fund, which is managed by Da Vinci Capital, entered into an agreement to purchase tokens for $ 72.1 million.In 2018, $ 45: 4 million was transferred.In total, $ 1.7 billion from 171 investors were invested in the TON blockchain platform...

However, the project was closed after the claims of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which considered that investors were offered unregistered securities. Durov himself announced the closure of the project in 2020.

According to the out-of-court agreement, Telegram must pay a fine of $ 18.5 million, as well as return $ 1.2 billion to American investors. Telegram offered American investors to return 72%, and others - either agree to the same option, or leave the funds as a loan and will receive 110% in a year.

Recall that recently Pavel Durov announced that Telegram will be magnetized. This is how entrepreneurs intend to pay for traffic and servers. Previously, Durov paid these expenses himself from his own pocket.

Let us remind you that a large-scale failure occurred in the work of the messenger in mid-December. Most of the users from Russia and the EU countries encountered errors in its work.

Earlier, the European Commission first accused VKontakte and Telegram of piracy.