The government could make basic Telegram messenger, the head of RAKIB

© RIA Novoselovoy Telegram messenger. Archival photoThe government could make basic Telegram messenger, the head of RAKIB© RIA Novosti

The government could help be a basic Telegram messenger and not fight him, says the President of the Russian Association of cryptocurrency and blockchain (RAKIB) Yuri Pripachkin.

«Any ban from a reaction. Even more sad that such processes we walked slightly ahead of the country finally another great project that it’s on a global level competes, instead, to take any action that would allow Telegram back to the country and to be a basic messenger for our industry,» Pripachkin told RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the international conference «Digital transformation: intellectual property on blockchain technology.»

According to him, projects like Telegram, without strict geographical reference, but born in Russia need «in a different paradigm of relations and regulation.»

«With all of the correct requirements of the FSB’s formal, I believe that formal performance leads to strategic losses», — concluded the head of RAKIB.

The press service of the President of the Russian Federation decided on the messenger, which will replace the Telegram to communicate with journalists solved in ICQ.

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Tagansky court of Moscow on April 13 upheld the claim of Roskomnadzor about blocking Telegram messenger in Russia in connection with the failure to pass the FSB encryption keys. Representatives of Roskomnadzor and FSB told the court that the refusal of the Telegram to pass encryption keys for secret service threatens the interests of the state and society and may be in the hands of terrorists. The court allowed to block Telegram immediately, without waiting for the decision of the appeal. Messenger will be blocked in Russia, yet will not give the government the keys to decrypt user messages, the court decided.

On Monday, Roskomnadzor sent to the operators information about restricting access to a Telegram in accordance with the decision of the court. In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, the lock must be completed within 24 hours. Also Roskomnadzor began legally significant correspondence with all the app stores about the removal of Telegram.

The Agency «RIA Novosti» media group «Russia today» is the General information Agency of the conference «Digital transformation: intellectual property and the blockchain technology».