In a post on May 7th, the founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov calls the United States a “police state” and prevents entrepreneurs from moving their businesses to Silicon Valley.
Perhaps exhausted from litigation over Telegram’s contested token, Durov accuses the United States in his last post, “7 Reasons Not to Go Down.” [del Silicio]””. In the post he criticizes it as a place where you can do business and where you can live. The contribution was only announced in Russian on Durov’s telegram channel and is published in Russian.
The telegram was pressed by the FBI
The number one reason, according to Durov, is that the United States is a police state. He bases this conclusion on the fact that the United States has detained the largest number of people in the world. He also mentions that in 2016 during his trip to San Francisco, The telegram team was pressured by the FBI.
Durov lists a number of other factors that he believes determine life in the United States. Unattractive: poor health system, poor cultural life, mediocre schooling, high taxes, high software development costs and mediocre market prospects for the 21st century.
His last tip for Eastern European entrepreneurs is to look for other alternatives. According to Durov:
“Today India and not the United States has the largest open internet market in the world.”
This tirade takes place on the same day that the Free TON community started its blockchain. Allegedly Neither Telegram nor Durov are involved in the project. It also comes weeks after the announcement that Russia could lift its three-year telegram ban.