Critics claimed that the cryptocurrency would help Russia evade sanctions, or at best that it was of no use to Ukrainians. In fact, it turns out to be a powerful tool to help them.
I worked in the blockchain industry for four years and I’m Ukrainian. I grew up and attended university in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city and one of the hardest hit by the Russian bombs. I am one of the many organizers of Unchain Fund, a crypto fundraising project dedicated to humanitarian aid in Ukraine that has raised over $6.9 million to date, as well as Away from Ukraine, an information network for displaced Ukrainians.