The range of ways to donate money to Ukraine is becoming wider. Ukraine has opened the official Polkadot (DOT) wallet.
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 / Ukraine (@Ukraine) March 1, 2022
The wallet was opened after information that the founder of the blockchain project, Gavin Wood, would personally donate $5 million to Ukraine in DOT if an appropriate cryptocurrency address appeared.
If you post a DOT address I’ll personally contribute $5m.
— Gavin Wood (@gavofyork) February 27, 2022
The wallet currently holds about 10,080 DOTs (over $188,691).
Since the Russian invasion, the crypto community has donated to Ukrainian charities about $40 million in cryptocurrency. Approximately a quarter of the volume of donations came from official crypto wallets in bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT.
In parallel with the addition of the Polkadot address, the authorities announced a further expansion of the list of accepted cryptocurrencies. Among users there is a suggestion to pay attention to Monero (XMR). Thanks to the anonymity, this option will attract those who fear accusations of financing the war.
Monero please so it is untracable. I am sure many are concerned about funding a war.
— Dr. Shuttle Admirer (PhD) (CFA) (MBA)(NSA) (@ShuttleAdmirer) March 1, 2022