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SAN FRANCISCO — The encrypted messenger service Telegram may not yet have an operational network for the cryptocurrency it has reportedly raised some $1.7 billion to help develop. But that’s not stopping the company from going after another crypto startup that also wants to use the term “gram” as the name for its digital coin.

Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is the Data Editor for ALM Media and Law.com. Based in San Francisco, he leads a newsroom initiative to produce insightful, data-driven journalism. Ben can be reached at bhancock@alm.com.

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