More than half of the investors, who were attracted by Pavel Durov for TON, are closely connected with Facebook. Arab Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum said that in talks with Mark Zuckerberg to sell a huge number of tokens – after buying more than 51 percent of the total, Telegram users at risk to come under the jurisdiction of the social network, which also owns the popular WhatsApp messenger, – says Dubai Media Incorporated (Arabic مؤسسة دبي للإعلام).
With the launch of TON, Pavel Durov risks again stepping on the same rake, attracting investments from Facebook shareholders. Recall that in the past, almost the same way Mail.Ru Group received full control over VKontakte , despite the long war of the Durov brothers and their partners, they still lost possession of the social network.
Mark Zuckerberg does not plan to merge messengers and will lead their development in parallel, but it is already known that in May Telegram will appear in Telegram (stories), as in Instagram. And for WhatsApp users, thousands of custom stickers and end-to-end encryption will probably be available if secret chat rooms are also integrated.