Ukraine is now accepting Dogecoin donations, per Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov.
“Now even meme can support our army and save lives from Russian invaders,” Fedorov tweeted.
@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
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) March 2, 2022
This is the latest cryptocurrency-related move on behalf of the Ukrainian government to raise funds amid Russia’s invasion.
Crypto donations and Ukraine
Last week, the government’s official Twitter account shared Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses when it announced Ukraine was now “accepting cryptocurrency donations.” According to blockchain records, Ukraine has raised over $20 million in Bitcoin and Ethereum combined to date.
The country is also accepting Polkadot donations. The government tweeted this announcement just one day ago, saying, “the people of Ukraine are grateful for the support and donations from the global crypto community as we protect our freedom.”
An airdrop has also been announced for March 3, 2022, at 6 pm Kyiv time.
According to blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, the country has raised a total of more than $35 million in various cryptocurrencies.