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Ukraine opens NFT museum ‘to preserve memory of war’

The Ministry of Digital Transformation in Ukraine has launched an online museum of untrustworthy tokens aiming to preserve the timeline of major events starting with the Russian military incursion into the country.

In a tweet on Friday, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov told the government started an initiative with non-fungible tokens, or NFT, artworks depicting key moments from a Ukrainian perspective starting February 24. The NFTs show events from 5:45 a.m. local time on the day of the conflict, when Russia announced a “military special operation” in the Donbass region of Ukraine.

According to the NFT Museum’s website at the time of publication, 54 NFTs of key moments in the war between February 24th and 26th will be available starting March 30th, with proceeds from sales in Ether (ETH) used to “support army and civilians”. The artwork encompasses a variety of events and sources, based on Twitter posts from government officials, photos from news outlets, and the reaction 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 preserve the memory of the war. And the place to celebrate Ukrainian identity and freedom.”

The NFT Museum boldly states:

“We will never allow a single day of this time to disappear from the ledger of world history.”

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Source: MetaHistory Museum of War

In addition to raising funds for Ukraine’s military, the NFT campaign appears to target Russian state media, which has been criticized by many around the world for spreading propaganda and misinformation, particularly regarding events in Ukraine after March 24 February The project said one of its goals is to “disseminate truthful information in the world’s digital community.”

The Ukrainian government then hinted at an NFT project Cancellation of plans for an unspecified token airdrop on March 3rd. Later Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation Alex Bornyakov called in a report by the British news agency The Guardian that plans were underway to publish an NFT collection that would be “like a museum of the Russo-Ukrainian War”. The Ministry of Digital Transformation partnered 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 many charities, charities, and government wallets had wallets as of March 9 received around $108 million in crypto for humanitarian purposes and military assistance in Ukraine.