Crypto Community Comes Together With Ukraine As Local NFT Artists’ Works Are Sold Out

It seems that crypto enthusiasts around the world are supporting the Ukrainians in difficult times.

According to reports, Bitcoin (BTC) donations to Come Back Alive, a non-governmental organization aiding Ukraine’s military efforts, received $3 million worth of BTC in a single donation on Friday. Users also took to social media to ask the country’s Defense Ministry to accept crypto donations such as Tether (USDT). At the same time, the founder of the Kuna exchange in Ukraine created a crypto fund to help out charities in the country.

On Friday, the outpouring of support gained further momentum. Nonfungible token (NFT) artist “pan_danil” started a campaign to send donations, launch NFT auctions and pledge a percentage of project sales to NFT artists in Ukraine. At the time of publication, a group of volunteers had formed to curator a community list of Ukrainian NFT artists and links to their artworks on NFT platforms such as Rarible, Foundation, and OpenSea.

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Meanwhile, other Ukrainian artists such as ‘voplividchau’ have reported that their NFT drops are selling out due to community support. But despite the successful sale, they wrote

It’s very scary in Kiev [Kyiv] now; it was scary at night, and what will happen next is so scary. I admire how brave people are here.

NFT platform Orica, which last year launched an NFT campaign to help build a school in Uganda and coordinated an NFT charity to help victims of human trafficking, expressed support for the Ukrainian NFT performers on Twitter. It also looks like the platform is direct onboarding Ukrainian NFT artists for upcoming exhibitions.

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