The Ukrainian crypto crowdfunding effort has now reached $50.9 million, per figures published by blockchain analytics platform Elliptic.
“The Ukrainian government—and an NGO providing support to the military—have raised $50.9 million, through more than 89,000 crypto asset donations since the start of the Russian invasion,” Elliptic wrote in a blog post.
Ukraine’s crypto crowdfunding push began on February 26, 2022, when the Ukrainian government’s official Twitter account announced it was “now accepting cryptocurrency donations.”
Crypto donations pour into Ukraine
When the Ukrainian government first announced it was accepting cryptocurrency donations, it shared a Bitcoin and EthereumEthereum wallet address for interested donors.
Per blockchain records, those two addresses have now received $10 million and $16 million worth of Bitcoin and Ethereum, respectively.
On March 1, 2022, the government also announcedit was accepting Polkadot donations. In a later tweet, the government thanked Gavin Wood, Polkadot founder, for the “generous donation of $5 million as promised publicly.”
Since yesterday, official cryptocurrency donation updates have moved from Ukraine’s official government Twitter account to that of the Vice Prime Minister, Mykhailo Fedorov.
On March 2, 2022, Fedorov announced the Ukrainian government was also now accepting Dogecoin.
He tweeted that “now even meme can support our army and save lives from Russian invaders.”
@dogecoin exceeded Russian ruble in value. We start to accept donations in meme coin. Now even meme can support our army and save lives from Russian invaders. $DOGE owners of the world, @elonmusk, @BillyM2k, let’s do it. Official $DOGE wallet: DS76K9uJJzQjCFvAbpPGtFerp1qkJoeLwL