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Binance Unveils New Credit Card for Displaced Ukrainians

Binance – the largest and most popular digital currency platform by daily trading volume – says that it is unveiling a new cryptocurrency-based credit card to be used by Ukrainians that have been displaced by the ongoing conflict with Russia. Binance Establishes New Crypto Credit Card for Ukrainians Roughly three months ago, the world watched in horror as Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then, the United States and many of its allies have sought to place sanctions on...

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Ukrainian Central Bank Bans Bitcoin Purchases Using National Currency

The National Bank of Ukraine issued a statement on Thursday clarifying that cryptocurrency purchases using the native currency are temporarily banned. This is part of a wider effort to keep capital within the country’s borders while martial law is in place. Preventing ‘Quasi-Cash’ Transactions As the statement explained, assets that are directly convertible for cash or considered ‘quasi cash’ transactions can now only be bought with foreign currencies, at a limit of 100,000...

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EU Targets Crypto Wallets With the Latest Package of Sanctions Against Russia

The European Union (EU) has imposed the fifth round of sanctions against Russia in light of its continuing war against Ukraine. The council has targeted cryptocurrency wallets as it aims to close potential loopholes in existing restrictions that could allow Russians to circumvent sanctions and move money. Fifth Round of Sanctions Against Russia In a press release, the member states of the EU have agreed to extend the prohibition of deposits to crypto-wallets. Such service...

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Binance CEO: Using Crypto to Avoid Sanctions Is A Myth

Chengpeng Zhao, aka CZ, CEO of Binance – believes that cryptocurrencies are a terrible option for evading sanctions. Cryptocurrencies have come in aid to the Ukrainian government as well as the several NGOs that have managed to secure donations to help the war-stricken country distribute emergency resources and push back against Russian invasion. However, concerns regarding deep-pocketed Russian oligarchs trying to slip past the impact of Western sanctions by using...

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Crypto Donations to Ukraine Top $100 Million

As the war in Ukraine unfolds, the international cryptocurrency community has raised millions in donations to support its people. At present, the number of tallied funds raised for the invaded nation tops $100 million. Writing for Finbold Tuesday, Jordan Major noted: “Ukraine continues to receive a substantial influx of cryptocurrency contributions, with the value now reaching over $100 million, as more well-wishers show solidarity in the face of the escalating Russian...

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Fadey, a Ukrainian Refugee, Credits Bitcoin with Saving His Life

Fadey – a 20-year-old refugee from Ukraine – discussed in a recent interview how he escaped his native country with only $2,000 worth of cryptocurrency on a USB port. Fadey Believes Bitcoin Helped Him Big Time Fadey woke up one morning several weeks ago to discover the sad news that his country had been invaded by Russia. He realized that the stakes were too high and that he needed to leave fast, as being 20 years old, he was facing conscription and time in the military....

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Ukraine Launches NFT Museum to Remember The War Against Russia —And Raise Funds

On March 25, Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, announced on his official Twitter account the launch of an NFT museum where the most memorable events of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict will be displayed. This seems to be the materialization of an idea first revealed by Alex Bornyakov and reported by CryptoPotato on March 14. According to Fedorov, the museum will serve as a place to celebrate “the Ukrainian...

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Ukraine Declares Bitcoin and Crypto Fully Legal

Volodymyr Zelenskyy – the president of Ukraine – has legalized cryptocurrency use in his native country. The move stems after Ukraine received countless crypto donations from individuals around the world following Russia’s invasion. At the time of writing, Ukraine has received more than $50 million in digital currency donations. Ukraine Opens Its Heart to Crypto The bill was signed last month by Zelenskyy himself and was then approved by the Ukrainian parliament. The...

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From Offering $50K in BTC to Breaching TV Networks: How is Anonymous Fighting Russia

Following the launch of Russia’s “special military operation” against Ukraine, which turned out to be an all-out war, NATO, the EU, and other countries decided to take a different approach and impose sanctions against Russia’s leaders and its economy instead of getting directly involved in the conflict. But it wasn’t just governments that went in that direction, as many companies did the same by halting services to Russian-based customers. They received some perhaps...

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Bitcoin-Friendly Portugal a Perferred Destination for Ukrainian Refugees

The count of citizens leaving their homeland in Ukraine because of the ongoing war with Russia continues to increase. Estimates from various sources put the number anywhere between 2.5 and 4 million. Data from CBS News points at roughly 3 million people leaving Ukraine. Another report hints that Portugal is shaping as a preferred destination for a range of reasons, one of which being the crypto-friendly policies of the country. Ukrainians Seeking Refuge in Portugal A recent...

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