CORRECTION (March 3, 10:37 UTC): The peaceful world crypto token project appears to be spoofing Ukraine’s much-anticipated airdrop; an earlier version of this story said the airdrop had started.
An airdrop of peaceful world (WORLD) tokens that appeared to come from Ukraine's crypto addresses might have been a spoof, blockchain analysts said.
- Ukraine confirmed it would hold an airdrop Wednesday after raising more than $33 million in various cryptocurrencies from global donors. Over $7 million in donations were made hours after the airdrop announcement.
- The airdrop to eligible recipients – those who donated cryptocurrencies to charities working toward the betterment of citizens affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine – appeared to have started earlier Thursday, blockchain addresses showed.
- The airdrop started shortly after CoinDesk reported Ukraine appeared to be seeding liquidity pools on Uniswap with WORLD tokens.
- Blockchain explorer Etherscan has now tagged WORLD tokens as "misleading" and that the tokens could be spam or phishing.
CORRECTION (March 3, 09:14 UTC): Corrects alleged token name to WORLD. A previous version had it as PEACE.
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