WeChat’s competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

2018-08-13

Source: Operations Research Agency (WeChat: U_quan)

Recently, some of the users who are often active on WeChat platform are quietly moving to a mysterious position.

The number of newly registered users is nearly one million per day. The monthly active users have exceeded 200 million points, and the average user has sent nearly 100 billion messages per day. In the northern Guangzhou and other tier cities, the daily rate of active users has exceeded WeChat.

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

At the same time, it is also a tool to avoid state supervision by the block chain circle,   everyone knows Li Xiaolai, Xue barbarian, Cai Wensheng and other special currency players are using this tool to communicate.

It is reported that this is the only communication software that users are still increasing after being banned in various countries.

Speaking of which, a knowledgeable little buddy may have guessed what this tool is called.

The well known communication software in the coin circle is called   Telegram , which is called “telegraph” in China, and has been financing $1 billion 700 million in just two months.

Why can Telegram be popular all over the world? Let’s start with the story of its founder, wanted by Russia.

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

In the summer of 2006, a Russian handsome guy called Pavel Durov was preparing to graduate from college. Inspired by Facebook, he created Russia’s most popular social networking site,   VK, 7 times as many local registered users as Facebook.

However, in 2011, the factional struggle in Russian politics intensified. The government asked VK to shut down the social networking pages of the opposition.

Pavel Durov flatly rejected the government’s instructions.

That night, the armed forces wearing camouflage clothes went directly to his apartment.

Pavel Durov trembled at the door behind his apartment. He suddenly realized that his communication was being wiretapped, a safe way of communication was necessary, and began to study and develop communication software that was not monitored by any third party.

In 2013,   and Telegram , which focused on security and privacy, were born.

How safe is this tool?

Including Russian officials are using, because the use of other local communications software or devices are likely to be monitored.

The most ironic thing is that there are foreign media reports: the Russian President Putin, who wanted him, congratulated Trump on his election with Telegram.

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

As a result of the safety of the telegraph, it has also attracted a large number of terrorists, among which ISIS members (Islamic extremist terrorist organizations) set up numerous secret channels on it, because they could be prevented from being monitored on the telegraph.

Later, after reports from the public, the telegraph team sealed off these channels and groups.

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

On the stage of the 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, the host asked Pavel Durov: are you worried about the fact that ISIS is using Telegram?

“I think personal privacy and our right to protect our privacy are more important than what we are afraid of, such as terrorism.”  

He replied firmly.

His words were surrounded by a lot of powder, and then more and more people were involved in maintaining personal privacy and safety. (of course, as mentioned earlier, the telegraph team is very soft on terrorism).

In 2014, within 5 days after Facebook, who was repeatedly involved in the disclosure of user privacy scandals, announced the acquisition of Whatsapp, the telegraph increased 8 million users.

Because these users are more concerned about their privacy and security, they are not willing to use Facebook’s communication services.

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

The chart comes from Fortune

At the end of February 2016, Pavel Durov announced Telegram  on twitter, and more than one hundred million monthly active users were increasing at a rate of 350 thousand per day.

In the second half of 2017, a number of countries all over the world brought ICO (the first generation of tokens) into the scope of supervision. Geeks, block chain believers and digital players had to search for more free and more personal privacy communication software, so   Telegram  a new round of outbreak.

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

So far, more than 200 million people in the world are playing Telegram, and the ratio of active users is more than WeChat.

So why can Telegram attract so many people (especially block chain players) to play on the platform? That’s starting to start with the bulls of the telegraph…

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

1) transaction and communication information encryption

Telegram has no third party supervision, and even the government can not monitor it.

Therefore, the believers of block chain practitioners and encrypted currencies usually store personal and business secrets in telegrams instead of other communication tools such as WeChat.

At the same time, Telegram also has the functions of end-to-end encryption, post burn and so on.

When a user reads a message, the message is automatically destroyed in a specified time (the valid time set for each message), and once the message expires, the message is disappearing from the user’s device. Moreover, the content of the chat is not allowed to be forwarded.

WeChat's competition is coming! 1 billion 700 million dollars in financing in February!

The founder of Telegram was very confident of the safety of the telegraph. He had claimed that if anyone could succeed in breaking the call message, he would offer a $200 thousand equivalent of bitcoin as a reward.

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