The Ministry of Digital Transformation in Ukraine has launched an online non-fungible symbolic museum dedicated to preserving the timeline of major events beginning with the Russian military’s invasion of the country.
In a tweet on Friday, Ukraine’s Digital Transformation Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said the government: launched an initiative with nonfungible token, or NFT, artwork that portrays key moments from the Ukrainian perspective starting February 24. The NFTs include events starting at 5:45 a.m. local time on the day of the conflict, when Russia announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine’s Donbas region.
According to the NFT Museum’s website at the time of publication, as of March 30, 54 NFTs from key moments in the war between February 24 and 26, with proceeds from the sale in Ether (ETH) being used “to fund military and citizens.” The artwork spans a variety of events and resources based on Twitter posts from government officials, photos from news broadcasts, and the response of world leaders “accompanied by personal reflections.”
“While Russia uses tanks to destroy Ukraine, we rely on revolutionary blockchain technology,” Fedorov said. †[The NFT museum is] the place to keep the memory of the war. And the place to celebrate Ukrainian identity and freedom.”
The NFT Museum boldly states:
“We will never let a day of this period disappear from the ledger of world history.”
Source: Meta History Museum of War
In addition to raising funds for the Ukrainian military, the NFT campaign appears to be targeting Russian state media, which many around the world have criticized for spreading propaganda and misinformation, particularly regarding the events in Ukraine after February 24. project said one of its goals was to “distribute true information to the world’s digital community.”
The Ukrainian government hinted at an NFT project after canceling plans for an unspecified token airdrop on March 3. Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Alex Bornyakov later said in a report by British news channel The Guardian that it planned to release an NFT collection that would be “such a museum about the Russo-Ukrainian war.” The Ministry of Digital Transformation teamed up with team members from NFT platform Fair.xyz for the project’s blockchain infrastructure.
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The Ukrainian government has been accepting crypto donations directly through wallet addresses provided by the Ministry of Digital Transformation since February 26. CoinTelegraph reported that as of March 9, many charities, aid organizations and government wallets had received about $108 million worth of crypto for humanitarian and military purposes. aid in Ukraine.