Telegram Is Trying to Build a Digital Nation

This upcoming ICO aims to bring cryptocurrencies to the masses.

Pavel Durov has a vision. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

By Leonid Bershidsky

Messenger apps have proven that they can double as powerful payment platforms — just look at the trillions being spent using WeChat in China. But can it work for cryptocurrencies as well? Pavel and Nikolai Durov, the brothers who founded…

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