Ukraine government raises over $10 million in cryptocurrency donations

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Ukraine’s government has raised more than $10 million in cryptocurrency donations, turning to an unlikely crowdfunding method to help it get through a brutal invasion from Russia. The official Twitter account of the Ukrainian government on Saturday posted addresses for two crypto wallets, one accepting only bitcoin and the other taking ether and tether, a…

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s internet service is available in Ukraine, sending more terminals

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SpaceX’s internet service Starlink is available in Ukraine and more terminals are being sent to the country, according to the company’s CEO Elon Musk. The conflict-hit nation has seen internet disruptions with Russian troops advancing and missiles hitting key infrastructure. Monitoring group NetBlocks said Thursday that disruptions had been tracked across much of Ukraine including…

Russia partially restricts Facebook access, accusing it of censoring some state-run media

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Russia’s media regulator said Friday it would move to “partially restrict access” to Facebook after it said the platform had limited official accounts of four Russian media outlets, according to a statement translated from Russian to English. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, claimed Facebook had “restricted the official accounts” of four Russian media outlets that are state-owned…

Patreon suspends donation page for nonprofit giving body armor to Ukrainian army

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Patreon, a start-up whose website allows people to give money to individuals and groups, said Thursday that it had suspended the fundraising campaign that a nonprofit organization was using to collect donations to distribute body armor, medical kits, and helmets to Ukrainian soldiers. Come Back Alive is a charitable foundation established in 2014 and based…

$4.1 million in cryptocurrency funneled to Ukrainian military since Russia invaded

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Donations being funneled to the Ukrainian army in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are in the millions of dollars, according to new data from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic. Research shows that $4.1 million in crypto has been raised by nongovernmental organizations and volunteer groups in Ukraine since the invasion began, including a single $3 million donation early…