Pavel Durov sent out a version of the letter to investors of the telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain platform not located in the us jurisdiction, in which he announced the decision to refuse payments in Gram tokens or other cryptocurrency even in 2021.
The Telegram team explained its decision as "regulatory risks".
"Based on recent discussions with the relevant authorities and our lawyer, we have made the difficult decision not to use the option associated with Gram or other cryptocurrency, due to the uncertain attitude of the relevant regulatory authorities," the letter States.
Durov offers non-American investors to conclude a new agreement. To do this, they must confirm their jurisdiction by 17:00 London time on Tuesday, may 5, and then send signed documents by may 11.