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Ukraine launches NFT museum ‘to keep the memory of war’


Ukraine Ministry of Digital Transformation has launched an online nonfungible token museum to preserve the timeline of key events beginning with Russia’s invasion of the nation.

Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, stated in a Friday tweet that the government began a project on Feb. 24 with the nonfungible token, or NFT, artwork showing major milestones from the Ukrainian perspective. The NFTs begin at 5:45 a.m. local time on the day of the conflict, when Russia declared a “special military operation” in Ukraine’s Donbas area.

According to the NFT museum website at the time of publication, 54 NFTs depicting pivotal moments in the fight between February 24 and February 26 would be available beginning March 30. With proceeds in Ether (ETH) going to “help soldiers and civilians”. The artwork depicts a variety of events and sources. Including government officials’ Twitter messages, pictures from news outlets, and international leaders’ responses “supported with personal remarks.”

“While Russia deploys tanks to attack Ukraine, we rely on ground-breaking blockchain technology,” Fedorov explained. “[The NFT museum is] where battle memories are kept.” “It’s also a location where Ukrainians can celebrate their independence and individuality.”

The National Museum of the Fine Arts (NFT) declares unequivocally:

“We shall not allow a single day from this period to be erased from the record of world history.”

Spread genuine knowledge across the global digital community

In addition to raising donations for Ukraine’s military, the NFT effort appears to target Russian state media. Which has been under attack by many around the world for spreading propaganda and misinformation. Especially in the aftermath of the February 24 events in Ukraine. “Spread genuine knowledge across the global digital community,” the project stated as one of its goals.

Following the cancellation of an unnamed token airdrop on March 3, Ukraine’s government hinted at an NFT initiative. Later, in a storey from the UK news agency The Guardian, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Alex Bornyakov claimed the NFT planned to issue an NFT collection that would be “like a museum of the Russian-Ukrainian war”. For the project’s blockchain architecture, the Ministry of Digital Transformation collaborated with team members from the NFT platform Fair.xyz.

Since February 26, the Ministry of Digital Transformation has been accepting cryptocurrency donations directly using wallet addresses issued by the government. As previously reported, as of March 9, several charities, relief organisations, and government accounts in Ukraine had received around $108 million in cryptocurrency for humanitarian and military aid.

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