Um dos principais meios de comunicação de língua inglesa da Ucrânia começou a solicitar doações de criptomoedas para financiar seu trabalho.
O Kyiv Independent começou a anunciar suas novas carteiras de criptomoedas, que são os mais recentes meios de financiamento do jornal.
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.
O Kyiv Independent é uma ramificação do Kyiv Post, o mais antigo canal de língua inglesa do país. Uma das principais fontes de notícias independentes da Ucrânia, o Kyiv Post foi dissolvido em novembro.
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 em massacomo Kivan estava procurando reduzir sua independência.
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?”