Pavel Durov is fan and promoter of Bitcoin, and he is also the CEO of Telegram. Not only is he passionate about bitcoin, but he’s also rallying against governments that try to shut down his encrypted messaging app. He refuses to be scared away by bullies. Due to political and technical reasons, his network is prone to sporadic outages.
When the network is knocked offline, it is highly unfortunate as it leaves certain groups talking to themselves and unable to connect.Telegram is a vital hub for those cryptocurrency projects launching ICOs to bitcoin news teams working remotely. The next time that hub becomes temporarily unavailable, the following platforms can serve as substitutes – or even as permanent replacements.
Keybase: It is essentially an open-source Slack with end-to-end encryption. It is crypto-friendly and is also privacy-oriented. It is still working at a small scale as of right now, however, it has the potential to go the distance.
Wire: This one is more enterprise-oriented, however, it lacks end-to-end encryption, secure file sharing, screen sharing and other useful features. Its group chats are limited to 128 users though, so don’t expect to be able to migrate your 50k Telegram group over. Wire subscriptions start at €4 per month.
Viber: It is quite popular in Russian and due to its importance privacy. Viber encrypts everything and claims not to store user data on its servers. There is a limit on the number of participants in group chat, at 250.
Signal: This is the most privacy heavy oen fo the lost. While there’s no limit on group sizes, but the platform is designed as more of a closed messaging system than an open network like Telegram in which anyone can enter a group at will.