Ex-VP of Vk to be Responsible for TON ICO, Media Says

Ilya Perekopsky worked at the most popular Russian social network from 2008 to 2014
05 April 2018   973

Former vice-president of the most popular Russian social network "VKontakte" Ilya Perekopsky moved to another project of Pavel Durov - Telegram. According to sources of Russian media RBk, the appointment is due to the ICO of the messenger.

Perekopsky himself confirmed his appointment to Telegram, where he will be responsible for "business development". He also noted that he joined the new position of vice-president of the company from the beginning of this year.

Two sources of RBK in the market of cryptocurrencies told that Perekopsky is also in charge of ICO of Telegram, but he himself declined to answer the question about whether the development of the TON and ICO  will be part of his task.

Ilya Perekopsky worked in VKontakte from 2008 to January 2014 - he was responsible for business operations of the social network. He is familiar with Durov from the university, where they studied on the same course of the philology department of St. Petersburg State University. After VKontakte, Perekopsky became Business Development Director of Blackmoon Financial Group, and in 2017 took part in the creation of the Blackmoon Crypto.

In late March, Telegram's CEO Pavel Durov reported to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on attracting $ 850 million from 94 investors in the second phase of the closed ICO of TON. The minimum investment amount was $ 1 million. The document is published on the SEC website.

Earlier in the pre-sale phase, Telegram attracted $ 850 million from 81 investors. At the pre-sale stage, some sources claimed that Telegram received bids for $ 3.8 billion.

ICOs to Sell 400k ETH in a Month

Some recent leading ICO projects at the same time turned out to be the main sellers of ETH
17 December 2018   75

Over the past 30 days, ICO-startups have sold 416,000 ETH - the largest amount for the monthly period since this summer.

In August, such startups sold only 100,000 ETH, and in September the amount rose to 300,000 ETH. In November, they liquidated 100,000 ETH in one week and over 400,000 ETH in the last month, reports Trustnodes, citing data from Santiment.

This is still significantly lower than in January-March, when 630,000 ETH was sold in March only for one day. Some of these sales were probably related to EOS. When they sold all the Ether, the situation has noticeably stabilized and remained so until recently.

Some leading ICO projects at the same time turned out to be the main sellers. SingularDTV was the largest of them, but not too far ahead of Aragon and Kyber.

Status also actively eliminated cryptocurrency, but all four still have large stocks of ETH. All monitored ICO Santiment currently has about 2.9 million ETH in the amount of only $ 290 million - so much the last year the leading ICOs cost separately.

For a long time, the reserves of ICO-projects amounted to about 3.3 million ETH, despite the prolonged decline in the crypto market and the popularity of this method of collecting funding, since they were compensated by new campaigns. The fall of this indicator by 400,000 ETH makes it possible to conclude that the attraction of new funding in recent weeks has stopped, probably along with the actions of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)