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This $5 Billion Encrypted App Isn't for Sale at Any Price

  • Pavel Durov and his encypted messenger set up shop in Dubai
  • Telegram founder left Russia with $300 million, 2,000 bitcoins
Pavel Durov
Pavel DurovPhotographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Even half-naked on Tinder, where he just popped up, Pavel Durov loves to play hard to get.

“Not looking for anything serious or not serious here,” the Russian privacy crusader warns potential dates in Dubai, where he’s finally trying to settle down after roaming the globe for three years. “Just playing with the app.”