Telegram’s token might have received short shrift from the SEC, but its messaging app has been embraced everywhere by everyone. 300 million users attest to the success of Pavel Durov’s end-to-end encrypted platform, which has become a mainstay of the crypto community. On the rare occasions when Telegram experiences an outage, there is a discernible dip in cryptosphere chatter. The rest of the time, crypto Telegram is a hive of activity. Here’s a selection of what it has to offer.
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Telegram Is Alive and Well in 2019
In 2018, following a short-lived flirtation with Slack and Discord, the cryptosphere set up camp on Telegram, where it’s been embedded ever since. If crypto Twitter is for serious discourse, thought leadership and occasional mud-slinging, crypto Telegram is for more ephemeral – but no less vital – discourse: trading, accessing market data, catching up on industry news and sharing dank memes by the sticker set.
And then there’s the token sales of course, for it wouldn’t do to forget them. Even in the post-ICO era, the rules of IEO engagement mandate a healthy Telegram following for crypto projects. Their Telegram channels serve as a focal point for updating the community on projects, token sale dates and bounty campaign opportunities.
Token sale monitoring service ICOspeaks has assembled a shortlist of the most popular Telegram crypto channels. It includes a selection of leading cryptocurrency news and exchange feeds, in English and Russian. To that list can be added the following channels which provide a snapshot of what crypto Telegram has to offer.
A lot of the prominent Telegram channels have “ICO” in their name as a hangover from 2018,