Ukraine has responded to requests from the cryptocurrency world to accept crypto donations in other tokens. Country’s official Twitter account said the country would also accept Polkadot (DOT), a form of payment, with additional tokens to follow soon.
Stand with the people of Ukraine. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT.
BTC – 357a3So9CbsNfBBgFYACGvxxS6tMaDoa1P
ETH and USDT (ERC-20) – 0x165CD37b4C644C2921454429E7F9358d18A45e14
— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) February 26, 2022
Gavin Wood donates $5.8 million to Ukraine
The co-founder of Polkadot, Gavin Wood, recently stated that he would personally contribute $5 million if the Ukraine wallets agreed to include DOT. He kept his word, contributing 298,367.2269896686 DOT (approximately $5.7 million) to Ukrainian wallets.
The people of Ukraine are grateful for the support and donations from the global crypto community as we protect our freedom. We are now accepting Polkadot donations too: $DOT: 1x8aa2N2Ar9SQweJv9vsuZn3WYDHu7gMQu1RePjZuBe33Hv.
More cryptocurrencies to be accepted soon.
— Ukraine / Україна (@Ukraine) March 1, 2022
As TheCoinRise continuously reports on the matter, total crypto donation, which was $8 million two days back, has exceeded the $37 million mark. Notably, Wood’s donation, which is one of the greatest individual crypto contributions to date, accounts for more than 10% of all cryptocurrency donations.
FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has donated $25 to each Ukrainian on his trading platform, while Chain.com CEO Deepak Thapliyal donated 100 Ether (ETH), or more than $280,000 to the Ukrainian government.
According to Polkadot blockchain data, the Polkadot ecosystem has already contributed over $210,000 to the official DOT wallet for Ukraine since this morning.
Coingate, a Lithuanian fintech, provides a workaround for crypto that is not accepted in the country. It allows holders of other cryptocurrencies to donate funds to Ukraine.
To date, the cryptocurrency world has rushed to nation’s aid with donations and words of encouragement. According to Twitter observers, Ukraine’s unique crypto activity was an attempt to make history.
Making history here if it does end up happening, the first creation of digitally native national value
Did you donate, anon? https://t.co/zbfjveg7k0
— 朱溯 (@zhusu) March 1, 2022
If you want to donate crypto to Ukraine, there are several wallets you can find on Twitter. The country has seen massive support from the crypto community after Russia performed a special military operation latest Thursday.