Authorities in Iran would interpret any cooperation with Telegram on the issuing of their crypto as “action against the national security” of the Islamic Republic. That’s according to a recent statement by Javad Javidnia, secretary of the country’s Criminal Content Definition Task Force.
According to Fars news, Javad Javidnia, the Secretary of Criminal Content Definition Task Force declared:
One of the most important factors in banning Telegram was a sense of serious economic threat from its activities, which was unfortunately marginalized and neglected due to the fuss in the political atmosphere of the country.
In April the Iranian judiciary banned Telegram “to protect national security.” Officials claimed the rallies had been arranged in Telegram chats.
Telegram Messenger has a large number of Iranian users who support it. The company planned an initial coin offering for its Gram token earlier this year but the ICO was canceled after Telegram reportedly raised $1.7 billion from private investors.
He furthermore discussed the fact that Telegram is releasing a blockchain-base version:
It is not for sympathising purposes, but it is of personal benefits. telegram and its sharers will do best to prevent users from moving to other applications, even foreign ones. Users are confined in the space provided by Telegram and have ignored this fact.