March 26, 2020

GRAM Extradition Freeze: Telegram Appeals Court Decision

Telegram appealed the decision of the US federal court, according to which GRAM tokens are recognized as securities. In this situation, the release by Telegram of cryptocurrency now remains a big question.

GRAM tokens qualify as securities

Earlier, the Securities Commission (SEC) issued a conclusion that GRAM tokens can qualify as securities. The US Federal Court in considering the Telegram case took into account this statement. As a result, the preparation process for the issuance of GRAM was suspended. The telegram has already appealed to the court against the announced ban.

It is important to note here that GRAM tokens are recognized as securities according to the Howie test. This test shows whether an asset can be considered a security.

“The SEC has presented impressive arguments that confirm that GRAM tokens are securities. This may lead to the failure of the Telegram initiative regarding the distribution and implementation of its own cryptocurrency. ”

This statement puts the interests of the Telegram in a precarious position before the court.

The judgment of appeal: can Telegram win the case?

Some experts believe that the decision of the Telegram to appeal the token ban will not be a victory. In particular, Philip Mustakis, a former SEC lawyer, believes that the chances of Telegrams are quite minimal. In his opinion, the Telegram team should carefully prepare the refuting materials for the start of the trial.

“The Telegram has a difficult task: to win in the Court of Appeal, the team must provide a fact sheet according to which the district court made a mistake in deciding on the GRAM tokens.”

Telegram tokens have always been of interest among representatives of regulatory bodies who see in GRAM the possibility of implementing some kind of planned scheme. Back in October, the SEC imposed a temporary ban on the distribution of GRAM. The basis for this decision was the identification of unregistered GRAM tokens of $1.7 billion.


This article is intended as a news item to inform our readers of various events and developments that affect, or that might in the future affect, the value of the cryptocurrency described above. The information contained herein is not intended to provide, and it does not provide, sufficient information to form the basis for an investment decision, and you should not rely on this information for that purpose.

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