L'un des principaux organes d'information anglophones d'Ukraine a commencé à solliciter des dons de crypto-monnaie pour financer son travail.
Le Kyiv Independent a commencé à faire la publicité de ses nouveaux portefeuilles de crypto-monnaie, qui sont les derniers moyens de financement du journal.
The Bitcoin wallet has received just over 0.126 BTC ($5,000), while the ether wallet has taken in donations of 59.4 ETH ($163,000). The two wallets saw their first transactions on February 25.
Those wallets are in addition to the Kyiv Independent’s older GoFundMe and Patreon accounts. All of these fundraising methods have seen heightened activity amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Kyiv Independent’s crypto wallets are just the latest in a growing list of Ukrainian causes using cryptocurrency to gather funds, including the Ukrainian government itself.
Le Kyiv Independent est une émanation du Kyiv Post, le plus ancien média anglophone du pays. L'une des principales sources ukrainiennes d'informations indépendantes, le Kyiv Post a effectivement été dissous en novembre.
Owner Adnan Kivan at the time said he intended to restart the publication, which has since resumed. Members of the post’s editorial staff, however, released a joint statement at the time indicating that they had been fired en massealors que Kivan cherchait à réduire leur indépendance.
Those fired reporters went on to launch the Kyiv Independent at the end of November. Ominously, the first opinion the outlet published was a November 30 piece called “Is Russia really about to invade Ukraine?”