July 24, 2024

Banks BNY Mellon and Credit Suisse participated in the processing of $ 1.7 billion from ICO Telegram

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a new document according to which banks BNY Mellon and CreditSuisse participated in the processing of $ 1.7 billion from Telegram ICO.

The document contains messagesTelegram investment adviser John Hyman, who discussed with some investors the acquisition of Gram tokens, as well as recorded a conversation with Telegram employee Shyam Parekh about how the money will go to the company's accounts:

“We will receive money through BNY, and then they will be redirected to Credit Suisse AG,” he said.

Parekh also provided Hyman with internationalBank code for crediting funds to Credit Suisse through SWIFT. In one of the chats, Hyman said that the funds come "from big Russia, the CIS countries, quite a lot from Israel and Paul’s fan club."

SEC also disclosed investor information,who bought Gram tokens. So, the American investment fund invested $ 30 million, Lightspeed China - $ 25 million, and FBG Capital - $ 10 million. Less significant amounts were invested by WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg, Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai, Yelp co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman ( Jeremy Stoppelman) and others.

Recall that in January 2020, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov and two other employees of the company will have to testify to the SEC about an ICO for $ 1.7 billion last year.