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Ukraine Receives $70 Million in Crypto Donations for War Efforts and Relief

Ukraine Receives $70 Million in Crypto Donations for War Efforts and Relief

According to a recent report by blockchain data platform Chainalysis, Ukraine has received more than $70 million in cryptocurrency since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

The funds have been used to finance both military equipment and humanitarian assistance.

The majority of the donations were made in Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC), with ETH donors contributing the most at $28.9 million.

Nonfungible tokens, such as a Ukrainian flag NFT, have also been donated. The use of cryptocurrency allowed for fast and efficient transactions, enabling Ukraine to respond quickly to the Russian invasion.

However, pro-Russian military groups have also used cryptocurrency to fund their war efforts, including purchasing military equipment, spreading disinformation, and creating propaganda.

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Despite this, the increased reliance on cryptocurrency in Ukraine has led to higher adoption rates, with the country being the third-highest adopter, behind Vietnam and the Philippines.

Additionally, a recent report by Chainalysis found that the majority of ransomware payments in 2022 were taken by “actors” believed to be based in Russia, with political agendas often driving such attacks.

Alexander Stefanov

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