The government of Ukraine has announced an airdrop as part of its ongoing push for cryptocurrency donations amid Russia’s invasion.
An airdrop is when a project or organization sends cryptocurrencies or NFTs to user addresses that had, in some way, interacted with the entity. It is, for example, a popular tool to get governance tokens from DeFi projects into the hands of early adopters.
According to a tweet from the Ukrainian government’s official Twitter account, the airdrop has been confirmed and a snapshot will be taken and shared tomorrow at 6 pm Kyiv time (11 am EST).
Airdrop confirmed. Snapshot will be taken tomorrow, on March 3rd, at 6pm Kyiv time (UTC/GMT +2 hours). Reward to follow! Follow subsequent news re Ukraine’s crypto donation campaign at @FedorovMykhailo
Yesterday, Ukraine began accepting Polkadot donations, tweeting that more cryptocurrencies would be accepted soon.
By February 28, 2022, Ukraine had received $20 million in its crypto crowdfunding effort. At the time, Elliptic figures showed this comprised $4.6 million and $5.6 million worth of BTC and ETH and an additional $3 million sent to a TRON address and another $7.2 million in unspecified crypto by the Ukrainian NGO Come Back Alive.
According to blockchain records, the Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets belonging to the government have to date received $9 million and $10 million, respectively.
Per Elliptic, the Ukrainian government has also received donations from a fundraiser called Support Ukrainian Sovereignty, which claims to have raised over $500,000, which was not made in cryptocurrencies.