In times like these, we often see the best of humanity coming out.
More to the point, it’s at times like these that we see the crypto community come together. A rare event.
For the second time in a month, crypto has been used for a common good: first for the financial freedom of Canadians, with the truckers’ Freedom Convoy movement, and now for the national freedom of Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.
Faced with Putin’s aggressions, Ukraine has been asking for help left, right and center; calling for sanctions, support, food and military equipment. We are now even seeing appeals for donations in cryptocurrencies from the Ukrainian government in an unprecedented, crypto crowdfunding appeal for freedom.
All over social media and Crypto Twitter, requests are popping up for financial help in bitcoin and crypto. Some people, however, are utterly ruthless, and are no better than the invaders. The lowest and most-desperate scammers are also coming out of the woodwork, attempting to defraud people out of their crypto, by swindling them into sending their crypto to the scammer’s address in guise of an official one given by the Ukrainian government.
At Banter, we stick together and do our utmost to protect our global family, which is why we want to warn you of this new potential threat, and ensure that any funds you intend to send for a good cause make their way to the rightful receiver, in this particular context, Ukrainians, and not a “Prince in Algeria” or a Russian fraudster.
Below are the official addresses you should use for donating to the Ukrainian cause. This doesn’t mean you don’t have to double-check them… You do. It’s better to develop good DYOR practices (do your own research) rather than lazy habits.
It’s horrible to see what’s going on right now, and what’s even more despicable is when the scum of the earth take advantage of such a situation to scam people out of their funds. If you decide to donate bitcoin or crypto to Ukraine to help those in need, make sure you send it to the right address, DYOR and always double check. Stay safe, Banter Fam!