The crypto war chest includes a single donation of $1.86 million that “appears to have originated,” Elliptic wrote, from the NFT collection “Censored” created by digital artist Pak and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
The government of Ukraine also tweeted from its official account on Saturday that it was “now accepting cryptocurrency donations.”
Stand with the people of Ukraine. Now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT.
BTC – 357a3So9CbsNfBBgFYACGvxxS6tMaDoa1P
ETH and USDT (ERC-20) – 0x165CD37b4C644C2921454429E7F9358d18A45e14
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, who earlier this week tweeted, “Ethereum is neutral, but I am not,” and called Russia’s invasion “a crime,” was among the many crypto leaders on Saturday who pointed followers to UkraineDAO, co-founded by Pussy Riot, Trippy Labs, and members of PleasrDAO.
“An opportunity to support Ukrainians here!” Buterin wrote. “Proceeds go to civilian efforts helping Ukrainians suffering from the war.”
Decrypt will continue to update this post with the latest totals for crypto donations to Ukraine.