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Ukraine Confirms Airdrop as Crypto Donations Exceed $50M

In brief:

  • The Ukrainian government has announced an airdrop to addresses that have donated to the humanitarian and military effort in the country
  • Exact details of the airdrop are yet to be provided and whether it will include only Ethereum addresses
  • Crypto has been donated to Ukraine using other networks such as Tron, BSC, and Solana
  • Total donations have now exceeded $50 million and continue to rise

The Ukrainian government has announced through Twitter that it is planning an airdrop to reward all the addresses that have contributed funds to the country’s humanitarian and war efforts.

According to the tweet by the Ukrainian government that can be found below, the snapshot will be taken tomorrow, March 3rd at 6 pm Kyiv time (UTC + 2).

However, the announcement by the Ukrainian government did not give additional details about the airdrop.

Questions remain as to whether the airdrop will only be available on the Ethereum network or will include all the blockchain networks that donors have used to donate crypto.

The Founder and CEO of Tron, Justin Sun, voiced similar concerns about the airdrop through the following statement.

It is not a matter of expecting a return but if an airdrop is going to all that donated and excluding TRON is UNJUST!

Answering to the humanitarian appeal from @FedorovMykhailo, TRON community has donated over $1.2M in USDT (TRC20), but now the airdrop just ignores them completely. It is just UNFAIR. We need to fix it!

Mr. Sun’s concerns are genuine given that over $50 million has thus far been donated to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country. The donations have been sent using the following blockchain networks.

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Tron
  • Polkadot
  • Binance Smart Chain
  • Polygon
  • Harmony
  • Avalanche
  • Near
  • Solana
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Crypto donations to Ukraine courtesy of @SlowMist_Team

$27.37 million of the total funds have been sent directly to the Ukrainian government. $9.15 million has been sent to the Ukrainian NGO ‘Come Back Alive’. Another $10.9 million has been sent to the Ukraine DAO with $2.1 million being sent to the Unchain Fund and $1.4 million to the Aid for Ukraine.