As reported by Quartz, somebody has actually produced a sham firm with the name of the Telegram ICO, Telegram Open Network Limited. The UK firm, signed up with Companies House on Feb 28, provides Pavel Durov as CEO, however was validated as a phony by Telegram over Twitter.
Keen viewers may, nonetheless, have actually found the hints recommending that the firm could not be all that it appears.
For beginners, the listing declares that Pavel (specified as single supervisor, investor and also firm assistant) is a British person. Durov is a resident of St Kitts and also Nevis. He left his indigenous Russiaafter he was ousted from the VK social media network which he started.
The case of ₤800million in paid-up resources is additionally dubious. This quantity pumped right into a British firm would certainly bring in an instead high tax obligation costs.
This entrance is phony (https://t.co/vs6ZKJyiCG). Probably a trick or fraud, no such firm was signed up by Pavel.
—– Telegram Messenger (@telegram) April 6, 2018
Keeping Good Company
It is in fact extremely simple and also affordable to establish a firm in the UK. Numerous 3rd parties will certainly use to handle all the documentation for around ₤100 Any individual with a web link could submit the needed types online for simply ₤12
Companies House depend on self-certification by the candidate, although they do declare to perform checks. 528 illegal filings were reported by Companies House in 2012 when numbers were last released, although this appears to have actually slid with the internet.