Recently, the Russian authorities have decided to ban instant messaging application Telegram. The Moscow court made this decision last April 15. In an effort to combat terrorism in the country, the department of the Russian security has announced that the solution Telegram would be immediately prohibited. The company has refused to hand over user data. Just one day after this ban, the CEO of Telegram, Pavel Durov said he wanted to use the Bitcoin to fund the development of solutions allowing Russian users to access the application.
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Telegram wants to defy the Russian authorities
Application users no longer had access to the Telegram. Over the past 24 hours, the instant messaging has been blocked by Internet service providers in Russia. This decision was taken due to the refusal of the company to provide encryption keys to security agencies in russia. According to the CEO of the company, it was an easy decision. They have promised to their users 100 % privacy and prefer to stop their activity that does not comply with this rule, he added.
Telegram is in conflict with the Russian government for some time. The messaging service is encrypted and is used all over the world. Moreover, it is a very well-known in the Middle East. The Russian authorities have asserted the use of Telegram for terrorist purposes.
The use of Bitcoin to resist the repression of the Russian government
Pavel Durov refused the requests of the Russian authorities. He preferred to stop these activities in the country. He explained that, despite the ban, no significant decrease of the commitment of the users has not been recognized until now.
Source : Pixabay. Telegram wants to use the Bitcoin to fund the development of solutions allowing Russian users to access the application.
Russia accounts for about 7 % of the user base of Telegram. And even if the company loses the market, the growth of the company in other countries will compensate for this loss. But Mr. Durov stated that it is important for him to keep his Russian users.
Source : NewsBitcoin