Ukraine Says 'Airdrop Confirmed’ After Receiving $33M in Crypto Donations

It’s the first time a country will conduct an airdrop for donations.

AccessTimeIconMar 2, 2022 at 7:31 a.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:28 p.m. UTC

Ukraine will conduct an airdrop to donors who have contributed money to its official crypto addresses, the country said on Wednesday through its official Twitter account.

  • “Airdrop confirmed. Snapshot will be taken tomorrow, on March 3rd, at 6 pm Kyiv time (UTC/GMT +2 hours). Reward to follow!,” the tweet read.
  • Airdrops involve crypto projects sending free tokens en masse to their communities in a bid to encourage adoption. El Salvador previously air-dropped $30 worth of bitcoin to each of its citizens last year. The airdrop on Thursday, however, would mark the first time a nation conducts an airdrop for crypto donations. It wasn't clear which token Ukraine plans to air-drop.
  • Ukraine started accepting cryptocurrencies as means of donation on Feb. 26 as Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory in a “special military operation.” The country is accepting donations in bitcoin, ether, USDT and Polkadot’s DOT tokens.
  • The country has received $33 million in crypto donations so far, as reported.

UPDATE (March 2, 09:01 UTC): Changes lead image.


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