- According to the deputy prime minister, DOGE has “exceeded” the price of the ruble.
- On Friday, Ukraine’s official Doge wallet received more than 300 contributions.
Dogecoin (DOGE) contributions from pro-Russian activists will now be accepted by Ukraine, which tagged billionaire and DOGE booster Elon Musk in a Twitter announcement. Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov tweeted the announcement and Ukraine’s official DOGE wallet address on Wednesday morning in a bid to encourage contributions.
Addition of Solana and Polkadot
In recent days, Ukraine has added SOL, and DOT contribution addresses to its list of cryptocurrency donation addresses, in addition to DOGE. When Ukraine first announced that it would take cryptocurrency contributions, only bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and tether (USDT) were included. More than $40 million has been raised so far via the crypto donation initiative, including extra donations that flooded in when Ukraine stated that it could execute an airdrop to contributors.
According to the deputy prime minister, DOGE has “exceeded” the price of a Russian ruble, who seemed to be referencing Russia. He also included Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has talked positively about DOGE in the past and referred to himself as “The Dogefather” in a tweet before his hosting role on “Saturday Night Live” last year. Billy Markus, the man behind Dogecoin and the alias Shibetoshi Nakamoto, was also mentioned by Federov.
Markus, the inventor of Dogecoin, tweeted back to Federov stating that he had personally “given some” DOGE to him as a “donation.” On Friday, Ukraine’s official Doge wallet received more than 300 contributions totaling roughly 272,000 Doge or nearly $35,000 in cryptocurrency.
According to CoinMarketCap, the Dogecoin price today is $0.125918 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $552,150,016 USD. Dogecoin has been down 4.12% in the last 24 hours.