My friend is in Ukraine and he and his family fled to Cherkasy.
It is near Kharkiv which is the second largest city in the country and where Russia troops are firing now, so I’m worried so much for he, his family and all the citizens in Ukraine.
To support the country, I donated some of my Ethereum directly to the government.
Being able to wire money directly and instantly has great merits of cryptocurrencies over ACH (Automated Clearing House) which takes several days and international wiring in which banks charge very expensive fees.
Here’s how to do it.
(日本語での説明方法は http://mosh-in-silicon-valley.tech/how-to-donate-crypto-to-ukreina に記載しております。内容は下記と同じです)
Confirm the wallet account of Ukrainian government. Note this tweet is liked and retweeted countless times. It is important to check this tweet is authentic and avoid getting caught in frauds.
Recently including NFTs, there are a lot of scams. Prior investigation is crucial.
After copying the address above, go to a service called “Ethascan” and check out the validation of the account.
The site says there have been 37,239 times of wiring transaction to this Ukraine Crypto Donation account including large amount of 5ETH etc. Thus this account seems authentic with very high probability.
Next, open your crypt wallet such as METAMASK.
Press the Send button.
Recently, gas fee of Ethereum dropped significantly. However, it is recommended to check the trend of the fee based on day and time in a week to avoid paying unnecessary high one with the below site.
（Gas price data provided by gasnow.org. Charts are set to your local time zone for your convenience）
Paste the above account address and type the amount.
I donate 0.05ETH here.
Gas fee was just $4.1 which looked reasonable for me considering the past outrageous trend.
After several ten seconds, donation wiring transaction was done!
Based on the article like this, Ukrainian government will “airdrop” their token to the ones who donated crypt before 11 am ET on Thursday, March 3.
Details have not been announced yet, but I’m looking forward to it.
May peace prevail on earth again.
Additionally, I launched Welcoming Cats Saves Ukraine, Stop the War and Putin!! NFT Charity.
All MATIC sales proceed of the NFTs goes to support Ukraine via their DAO or directly to their crypto account with the method explained above.
Japanese traditional Welcoming Cats (in Japanese, “Maneki Neko”), especially white ones, are said to invite luck and happiness.
As a Japanese and as I have Ukrainian friends, I hope peace comes back to Ukraine as soon as possible.
In order to do so, we have to stop the war and Putin. To show our will to stop the tragedy, once you purchase the NFT, please feel free to use the illustration for your PFP in SNSs.
Again, may peace prevail on earth again.