The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine has launched an online museum of non-fungible tokens, the purpose of which is to preserve the chronology of major events, starting with the invasion of Russian troops into the country.
In a Friday tweet, Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said the government launched a non-fungible token, or NFT, illustration depicting key moments from Ukraine’s perspective since February 24. The events of the NFT begin at 5:45 am local time on the day of the conflict, when Russia announced a “special military operation” in Donbass in Ukraine.
According to the NFT Museum website at press time, the 54 NFT key moments of the war between Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 will be available starting March 30, with proceeds from Ethereum (ETH) sales going to be used “for support.” army and civilian population. The artwork includes various events and sources based on tweets from government officials, photographs from news outlets, and responses from world leaders “accompanied by personal reflections.”
“While Russia is using tanks to destroy Ukraine, we are relying on revolutionary blockchain technology,” Fedorov said. “[Музей NFT] This is the place where the memory of the war is kept. And a place to celebrate Ukrainian identity and freedom.”
The NFT Museum boldly states:
“We will never allow a single day of this period to disappear from the book of world history.”
In addition to raising funds for the Ukrainian armed forces, the NFT campaign appears to be targeting Russian state media, which has been criticized by many around the world for spreading propaganda and disinformation, especially regarding events in Ukraine since February 24th. the project stated that one of its goals was “to spread truthful information to the world’s digital community”.
The Ukrainian government has hinted at the NFT project after canceling plans to give away an unspecified token on March 3. Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Alex Bornyakov later said in a report by the British news agency The Guardian that it plans to release an NFT collection that will “look like a museum of the Russian-Ukrainian war.” The Ministry of Digital Transformation, in partnership with members of the NFT Fair.xyz platform team, developed the blockchain infrastructure for the project.
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The Government of Ukraine has been accepting donations in cryptocurrencies directly through wallet addresses provided by the Ministry of Digital Transformation since February 26. It was reported that as of March 9, many charities, relief organizations and government wallets have received about $108 million in crypto for humanitarian and military purposes. help in Ukraine.