Telegram has notified buyers that the TON blockchain certification task will be launched later than prepared, pushing the deadline from Oct. 30 to April 30, 2020.
In an email to traders reviewed by CoinDesk, Telegram cited its recent run-in with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which obtained a restraining order prohibiting the messenger app corporation from launching TON and issuing gram tokens. The agency deemed grams to be unregistered securities.
The e mail, which was despatched not too long ago to buyers in the second of Telegram’s two $850 million fundraising round from early 2018, says:
“We experienced intended to launch the TON community in late October. Nevertheless, the the latest SEC lawsuit has created that timing unachievable. We disagree with the SEC’s lawful position and intend to vigorously protect the lawsuit. We are proposing to prolong the deadline date in get to present added time to resolve the SEC’s lawsuit and get the job done with other governmental authorities in progress of the launch of the TON network.”
The extra time will be an gain for firms doing the job on apps for the TON community, Telegram explained.
The deadline can be prolonged with the consent of traders keeping a the greater part of the tokens purchased in the spherical, the e mail suggests.
The two groups of traders, these who acquired tokens in February 2018 and individuals who did so in March 2018, will will need to approve the extension individually, and it is doable that 1 group agrees to postpone though the other refuses:
“In these instances, we suggest to make specific limited amendments to the conditions of the purchase agreements that continue being in position to replicate the simple fact that less Grams will be issued and in circulation on the Community Launch Day.”
Traders in the 2nd spherical must indicator a sort approving the extension before Oct. 23. If the greater part chooses not to indication, these traders can get back “approximately 77 percent” of their revenue.
The 1st-spherical traders acquired “a separate communication” from Telegram, the letter suggests.
If the deadline is extended, Telegram plans to devote a different $80 million prior to April 30.
“We search ahead to acquiring your assistance to assure we can commence with our eyesight for TON,” the letter concludes.
On Oct. 11, the SEC received an unexpected emergency restraining purchase to halt the launch of TON. Soon following the business notified traders it might postpone the prepared stop-of-Oct start to resolve the predicament.
A courtroom listening to in the scenario is scheduled on Oct. 24 in New York.
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