Ukraine has raised almost $11 million following its public appeal for donations in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of the country.
What Happened: The Ukrainian government’s Bitcoin address has received a total of 115.04 BTC, at the time of writing. Based on Bitcoin’s price of $38,068.93 at press time, the coins received by the government are valued at $4.38 million.
The government’s Ethereum address has so far received 2,115.4 ETH, which is valued at $5.55 million based on Ethereum’s price of $2,623.21 at press time. The government’s Tether address has received a total of $1.04 million USDT.
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Why It Matters: Ukraine Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov had earlier shared three crypto wallet addresses and urged the community to donate as Russian forces continued to attack Ukraine.
In addition to the efforts by the government, cryptocurrency exchange Binance said it was donating $10 million “to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine,” and also launched a fund to provide emergency relief for Ukraine through crypto crowdfunding.
#Binance is donating $10 million to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine�
Our focus is providing on-the-ground support through charity & collaboration.@BinanceBCF also launched the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund to provide emergency relief through crypto crowdfunding.
— Binance (@binance) February 27, 2022
Others in the cryptocurrency community such as Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) have also offered to help Ukraine.
The #dogecoin community can help. Pls convert from $DOGE and send. And #dogearmy – signal boost. @Ukraine – @olex_scherba – @TomicahTD please msg @DogecoinFdn if we can help spread the msg. This is not a time for marketing or factions, but for unity in doing what’s right. � https://t.co/sqCMP80NRZ
— Dogecoin (@dogecoin) February 26, 2022
The founder of Polkadot (CRYPTO: DOT), Gavin Wood, said he would personally contribute $5 million if Ukraine opened a DOT address.
If you post a DOT address I’ll personally contribute $5m.
— Gavin Wood (@gavofyork) February 27, 2022
Price Action: Bitcoin is down 1.2% during the past 24 hours, trading at $38375.27 at press time. Ethereum is down 3.7% during the period to $2,638.34.
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