Telegram launches the function of user identification documents

ECONOMY

MOSCOW, July 26. /Basereporter.com/. Telegram Telegram launches a service Passport, with which users can securely upload and store personal data for future identification. This is stated in a Thursday blog messenger.

“Identification documents and personal data will be stored in Telegram cloud service using end-to-end encryption”, – stated in the message. It is noted that for the Messager these data will represent the “random words”, access to which Telegram will not.

The company also noted that when communicating personal information will be delivered directly to the recipient. In addition, in the future, the messenger plans to move user data in the private cloud.

A new feature is available to users who have installed the latest version of messenger.

In may 2018, the newspaper “Vedomosti” reported that the Telegram is testing a new service for its future blockchain platform TON (Telegram Open Network), with which the user will download the necessary data (passport, international passport, driver’s license, utility bills, information on Bank accounts and other documents as well as photos) that will allow instant identification when using the services of partners both inside Telegram, and the primary sites services. Source Basereporter.com in the market of information technologies confirmed that the study and testing of this technology at that time was held behind closed doors.

At the end of last year the founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov said that in the beginning of 2018, the company intends to engage in the monetization of messenger. In January 2018, it became known that Durov plans to hold ICO. The results of the two preliminary rounds of closed placement of tokens of the new platform Open Network Telegram messenger has attracted about $1.7 billion.

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