Ukraine Cancels Token Airdrop and Announces New NFT Plans
Ukraine has received approximately $40 million in cryptocurrency donations, with nearly $7 million coming after the cancellation of the airdrop.
On Wednesday, Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov stated to the public that the country had decided to cancel an airdrop for crypto contributors that had been announced on Tuesday in favor of raising more funds through the sale of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Ukraine's crypto airdrop program took an unexpected turn when a fraudulent account created 7 billion "Peace World Tokens" on Wednesday, giving the impression that they were the genuine airdrop token for crypto donors.
Following the airdrop announcement, the official Ukrainian crypto wallet for donations apparently received $7 million in donations, which sparked controversy on Crypto Twitter. While the minister did not specify why the airdrop was canceled, some in the crypto world were disappointed, while others, such as Twitter personality Cobie, found humor in the situation.
Ukraine first announced the airdrop on Wednesday, after receiving a lot of support from the crypto community and millions of dollars in digital asset donations.
Ukraine has turned to cryptocurrency in the face of the country's deteriorating position as a result of Russia's invasion. Last Saturday, Ukraine's official Twitter account released a Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) wallet address, as well as a request for assistance from the global crypto community.The official donation wallet added Polkadot and Dogecoin addresses in response to the crypto community's need for further crypto support.
According to reports, the official donation wallet for Ukraine has received $37 million in tracked crypto donations.