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In less than 24-hours of opening a DOGE address, the Ukrainian government has received $67,000 in Dogecoin donation as the meme cryptocurrency overtake Russian Ruble in value.
The Russian Ruble has witnessed one of its most catastrophic collapses after the financial sanctions levied by the West following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last week. The ruble is down 40% against the US Dollar so far. Interestingly, the popular meme coin DOGE surpassed the Russian ruble in value after the country attacked Ukraine.
DOGE Donations for Ukraine
Following it, the Vice Priminister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov requested Dogecoin (DOGE) donations. This comes as part of the country’s crypto fundraising efforts to counter the Russian invasion.
“Dogecoin exceeded Russian ruble in value. We start to accept donations in meme coin. Now even meme can support our army and save lives from Russian invaders. $DOGE owners of the world,” reads the tweet from the Ukrainian Vice PM.
As per the blockchain records, the address provided by the Ukrainian Vice PM has so far received more than 509,192.76162288 DOGE worth $66,600. Responding to the Vice PM’s request, Billy Markus said:
“Dogecoin folks aren’t usually rich and dogecoin itself is generally used for small transactions, but we are a caring and passionate bunch those who want to help will offer what they can ~ i hope the country can heal and rebuild stronger after all of this”.
Ukraine Extends Benovalance to Crypto Community
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s official Twitter handle said that they will be conducting an airdrop as a reward to the donors. Although not many details of the airdrop are available, the tweet reads:
“Airdrop confirmed. Snapshot will be taken tomorrow, on March 3rd, at 6pm Kyiv time (UTC/GMT +2 hours). Reward to follow! Follow subsequent news re Ukraine’s crypto donation campaign at @FedorovMykhailo”.
Many popular crypto personalities have also come forward to extend help to Ukraine. Polkadot founder Gavin Wood announced a $5 million donation in DOT tokens to Ukraine. “The people of Ukraine fighting for our freedom are forever grateful to Gavin Wood @gavofyork for the generous donation of $5M of @Polkadot $DOT as promised publicly. Thank you from all of us here in Ukraine working for a peaceful future,” reads the Ukraine Twitter handle.
1/ To ensure that everyone who wants to donate ERC-20 tokens to the Ukrainian government 🇺🇦 can do so, we built an interface that swaps any token for ETH and then sends it directly to the Ukrainian government in a single transaction.https://t.co/3zuJLpmWNQ https://t.co/Fg3HSdbNSF
— Uniswap Labs 🦄 (@Uniswap) March 1, 2022
On the other hand, decentralized crypto exchange Uniswap has built a function allowing people to convert any Ethereum-based ERC 20 token to ETH and send it to the Ukrainian government.