Death of WhatsApp Means Rise of Telegram and Cryptocurrencies

Lance Ng
Coinmonks
Published in
7 min readJan 29, 2019

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A new generation is adopting Telegram and cryptocurrencies. If WhatsApp goes, the two might boom.

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“ Though it has a public-facing Twitter feed, it has not posted since 2016 and often does not inform users of outages. It also has an official “WhatsApp Status” account that once tweeted about issues and when they would be fixed, but that has not tweeted since 2014 — despite a series of high-profile outages since then.”

— ‘WhatsApp Down, App Not Working as Chats Breaking on iPhone and Android’, Independent, January 22, 2019

Let’s face it. WhatsApp will die out sooner or later. Either because Facebook shuts it down itself or another instant messaging app catches up and displaces it. The only reason why we are still using it is because all our friends are on it too. It’s one of those tech startups that starts to lag in innovation after a massive acquisition (like LinkedIn).

The former seems more likely since Mark Zuckerberg himself has ordered the technical integration of Facebook Messenger…

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Lance Ng
Coinmonks

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