Yesterday, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, announced that the official website for cryptocurrency donations for Ukraine has been activated.
Ukraine: Mykhailo Fedorov announces website for cryptocurrency donations
Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, engaged Twitter users in his announcement:
The official website where users from around the world can make crypto donations to Ukraine goes live: https://t.co/UJhiA1jBWc. It has never been so easy to support 🇺🇦! A beautiful joint initiative of our @mintsyfra in partnership with @everstake_pool and @FTX_Official. We win!
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) March 14, 2022
“The official website where users from around the world can make crypto donations to Ukraine goes live: http://donate.thedigital.gov.ua. It has never been so easy to support 🇺🇦! A beautiful joint initiative of our @mintsyfra in partnership with @everstake_pool and @FTX_Official. We win!”
At the time of writing, the dedicated website already has nearly $50 million donated in cryptocurrency out of a total of $200 million.
Donors can go ahead and contribute the amount they want to support the Ukrainian population in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL), Dogecoin (DOGE), Monero (XMR), ICON (ICX) and NEO N3 (NEO).
If crypto donors are HODLers, the website also offers transactions in fiat currencies, including USD, EUR, GBP, AUD and CAD.
Ukraine: cryptocurrency donations to support the population
The crypto donations to support the people of Ukraine were made through a collaboration with Everstake, the Staking-as-a-Service platform and crypto-exchange of FTX.
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO and founder of FTX, posted his own comment about it:
“Incredibly excited and humbled to be working with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Everstake, and others to support crypto donations to Ukraine”.
Everstake also posted its tweet to inform its followers and beyond:
Fast 50 Millionen Dollar wurden über Nacht gesammelt. Das Geld wird zur Unterstützung des ukrainischen Militärs sowie der Zivilbevölkerung verwendet. Neben der Plattform @FTX_Official sind auch die ukrainischen Firmen @everstake_pool & @KunaExchange an der Initiative beteiligt. https://t.co/RIIGECbkmB
— Everstake (@everstake_pool) March 15, 2022
“Almost $50 million was raised overnight. The money will be used to support the Ukrainian military and civilian population. In addition to the platform @FTX_Official, the Ukrainian companies @everstake_pool & @KunaExchange are also involved in the initiative”.
The NFTs of the war with Russia: the new collection
Just today, it was also announced that Ukraine wants to launch a new collection of NFTs dedicated to the war against Russia.
Revealing the news was the country’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, Alex Bornyakov, according to whom the new collection will be like a museum of the Russian-Ukrainian war in NFT format.
So, in addition to the growing crypto donations for Ukraine, NFTs are also being used both as a way of transferring funds from outside donors to warring countries, and as a way of leaving a lasting record of what is happening.