$4.1 million in cryptocurrency funneled to Ukrainian military since Russia invaded


Russian army military vehicles are seen in Armyansk, Crimea, on February 25, 2022.

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Donations being funneled to the Ukrainian army in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are in the millions of dollars, according to new data from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic.

Research shows that $4.1 million in crypto has been raised by nongovernmental organizations and volunteer groups in Ukraine since the invasion began, including a single $3 million donation early Friday.

On Thursday alone, one NGO received over $675,000 in bitcoin, and by Friday morning, that number had ballooned to more than $3.4 million thanks to that one-off $3 million donation.

For years, volunteer groups…


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