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Why the role of crypto is huge in the Ukraine war

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a press conference as crypto plays a role in war against Russia in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 8, 2023.  REUTERS/Alina Yarysh

"The people of Ukraine are grateful for the support and donations from the global crypto community as we protect our freedom," the Ukrainian government said on Twitter. Image: REUTERS/Alina Yarysh

Spencer Feingold
Digital Editor, World Economic Forum
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Ukrainian government on Twitter, May 2022
Geography of Cryptocurrency Report 2022, Chainalysis
In 2022, Ukraine ranked third in Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index; Russia ranked ninth.
In 2022, Ukraine ranked third in Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index; Russia ranked ninth. Image: REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi
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