In the war against Russia, the Ukrainian government has opened an official website for crypto donations to generate donations for the Ukrainian military forces and humanitarian aid initiatives. The Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation, Everstake, and cryptocurrency exchange FTX collaborated on the donation platform.
The Government’s Cryptocurrency Donation Website is Now Operational
Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation announced the opening of the official “Relief For Ukraine” website, which will gather donations for the Ukrainian armed forces and humanitarian aid programs in the struggle against Russia. The crypto contribution platform is a collaboration between Everstake, a staking service provider, and FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange.
Ukraine’s vice prime minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, confirmed Monday that the official website where anyone in the world can donate bitcoin to Ukraine has gone live.
“Aidt For Ukraine is partnering with the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, which transforms crypto monies received into fiat and distributes the donations to the National Bank of Ukraine,” the new donation website explains, adding:
This is the first time a cryptocurrency exchange has worked directly with a government-run financial institution to facilitate crypto donations.
The Aid For Ukraine website provides cryptocurrency addresses as well as bank account details for donations to the Ukrainian government. Donors can send bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), tether (USDT), Polkadot (DOT), Solana (SOL), dogecoin (DOGE), and Monero (XMR) among other cryptocurrencies (XMR). Fiat donations in USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, and CAD are also accepted by the Ukrainian government.
At the time of writing, the donation portal indicated that the community had raised more than $50 million.
The cash raised will be used for military weapons, as well as “informational counter-propaganda against Russian propaganda” and a “global communication campaign on genuine events in Ukraine,” according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation.
The funds will also be used for “cybersecurity and digital infrastructure recovery,” as well as “extra security and register migration, and the procurement of technical special equipment and facilities,” according to the ministry.
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