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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 a San Francisco-based reporter covering litigation, technology, finance, and the future of law. He writes a weekly news briefing covering those topics called "What's Next." Ben can be reached via email at bhancock@alm.com, or on Twitter: @benghancock

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