Belarusian crypto exchange stops trading for Russians over war in Ukraine

Announced in a blog post published on Tuesday, April 12, the Belarusian crypto exchange says it will restrict its services for Russian users following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. “The Russian invasion of Ukraine brought violence and disorder to the people of Ukraine. We condemn the Russian aggression in the strongest … Read more

Confirmed: Russians do not evade sanctions using crypto, Chainalysis

As Russia’s war in Ukraine continues, cryptocurrencies are taking on an important role in the conflict, but not in the capacity of evading sanctions on Russian entities or oligarchs. On the contrary, crypto has proven itself to be very useful in supporting Ukraine as users around the world have donated over $56 million in cryptocurrency … Read more

Cato Institute slams Sen. Warren’s sanctions evasion bill: “collateral damage”

Last week U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with ten other democrat senators, introduced a bill to block cryptocurrency companies from conducting business with sanctioned companies, fearing cryptocurrencies might constitute a vehicle for evading sanctions against Russia in the ongoing war with Ukraine. In short, the Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Enhancement Act of 2022, as … Read more

NFT Charity Raffle — Raising Money for those Fleeing the War

This post was originally published on polkamon We are hosting a raffle for a beautiful Ukraine-themed Unidragon, plus a Ukrainian Unidonkey for all who participate As much of the world is undoubtedly aware, the people of Ukraine are suffering through unspeakable horrors on a daily basis. They see, confront and persevere through evils of nature … Read more

Mexican soccer club is selling a Bored Ape NFT to help the people of Ukraine

Necaxa, a Mexican professional soccer club in Liga MX, will be auctioning its Bored Ape NFT and donating 100% of the proceeds to organizations that support Ukrainian refugees. Apes for Ukraine Necaxa was one of the first major soccer teams to jump onto the NFT bandwagon, having created the first NFT tied to ownership interest … Read more

Ron English — Ukraine Relief Project

Net Proceeds from two Ron English drops will benefit the Red Cross and their Ukraine refugee relief efforts For the past few weeks we have seen reports of death, injury and separated families, along with damage to homes and other infrastructure in the country. More than two million people have left the country according to … Read more

Why Russia can’t use crypto to evade sanctions

As the war in Ukraine is continuing on its sixth day, sanctions imposed on Russia are both widening and deepening. More and more countries and international institutions are implementing sanctions, and the sanctions already in place are getting tougher on the Russian regime. While sanctions imposed on the infrastructure of traditional finance and payments have … Read more

Why the >5M in Bitcoin, Ether, USDT donations for Ukraine matters

As civilians in Ukraine take up arms and build Molotov cocktails, crypto-donations are streaming in from supporters all over the world to help military and relief efforts. With the struggle becoming both physical and cyber, it’s time to take a look at the action on the blockchain. Friends in need. . . Ukraine’s official Twitter … Read more

Ukranian NGOs receive cryptos worth $570k in ‘crowdfunding’ amid border tensions

Tensions between Moscow and Kyiv reached boiling point as around 70% of the Russian forces were in place for a full-scale invasion. However, the underdogs have another ace up their sleeves to “crowdfund” the impending conflict with Russia. Hello Bitcoin Ukraine, which is far smaller compared to Russia in terms or economy or armaments has … Read more