The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed several more potential token sale investorsTelegram Open Network (TON) project. It is reported by CoinDesk with reference to SEC documents.
In the testimony of Telegram CEO Pavel Durovformer Bitcoin Foundation board member and Ribbit Capital partner Mayer Malka is mentioned. In particular, in response to a question about whether Telegram knows investors who can become validators in the project’s PoS blockchain, Durov said:
“We have not compiled a separate list of buyers,which, we assume, had experience validating other networks. Although it is obvious that some investors, such as, for example, Mickey Malka, whom we spoke about earlier, have such experience or, at least, were closely connected with it. ”
In addition, the Vice PresidentTelegram Ilya Perekopsky mentioned the founder of ABBYY Lingvo and member of the venture fund Band of Angels David Yang. He was interested in the possibility of direct investment in the project.
In addition to Perekopsky and Malka, the funds Kleiner Perkins, Fortress, Draper Dragon, Dragoneer, DRW Holdings and Redpoint could invest in TON, it follows from the testimony of witnesses.
Most of them allegedly invested from $ 5 to $ 10 million. Kleiner Perkins, according to the documents, invested $ 30 million, although initially the companies proposed to invest $ 15 million.
Previously, the SEC discovered that company employeesThey themselves considered the Gram tokens of the TON blockchain platform as securities. In addition, the SEC document states that the Telegram team not only knew about the sale of tokens in the gray market, but also regularly became interested in the situation.
The Commission demanded the consideration of the case in a simplified and expedited manner. A similar request was sent by Telegram.