Former Vice-President of the social network of “Vkontakte” Ilya perekopsky moved to another project of Pavel Durov — Telegram. According to sources RBC, the purpose is due to the primary range of coins (ICO) messenger.

He Perekop confirmed his appointment to the Telegram, where he will be responsible for “business development”. He also noted that he had entered a new position of Vice President of the company since the beginning of this year.

Two sources of RBC in the cryptocurrency market were told that Perekop is also responsible for the ICO Telegram, but he to the question about whether to join his task, the development of blockchain-TON platform and ICO, refused to answer.

Note, Ilya perekopsky worked in “Vkontakte” from 2008 to January 2014 — responsible for the business operations of the social network. He is familiar with the Durov from the University where they studied on the same course of the faculty of Philology St. Petersburg state University. After the “Vkontakte” Perekop became Director, business development at Blackmoon Financial Group, in 2017 participated in the creation of a blockchain platform Blackmoon Crypto.

Recall that in late March, Executive Director of Telegram Pavel Durov reported to the Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the USA about raising $850 million from 94 investors in the second phase of the project closed ICO TON. The minimum investment amount was $1 million document published on the SEC website.

Earlier pre-sale Telegram’s drew $850 million from 81 investors. During the pre-sales of some sources claimed that the Telegram received applications for $3.8 billion.

That Telegram would hold the second round of attracting investments in their own Gram cryptocurrency and the blockchain platform TON, became known in the end of February. On it the command of the messenger planned to raise up to $1.7 billion.