Telegram CEO Is Using Bitcoin to Help Bypass Russia’s App Ban


Telegram founder Pavel Durov said Tuesday that he has been paying network administrators in bitcoin to bypass a government ban on his popular messaging platform.

The messaging app’s creator announced Tuesday in his Telegram channel that he had created bitcoin grants for administrators running virtual private networks (VPNs) and other proxy services to allow users access to the platform after the Russian government blacklisted Telegram for refusing to share private messages. That ban went into effect last week, and as reported this week by local media outlets, the government is doing all it can — such as blocking millions of IP addresses — in an attempt to stop people from using Telegram.

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