Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the former increasingly losing a place in the Metaverse.
What Happened: Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov took to Twitter to applaud Ukrainian startup DMarket’s decision to freeze the accounts of users from Russia and Belarus since the funds from these accounts could be donated to Russia’s war efforts.
Received breaking news. @dmarket, a platform for trading NFT & In-game Metaverse items, decided to freeze the accounts of users from the Russian Federation and Belarus. Funds from these accounts could be donated to the war effort. Nowadays Robin Hoods. Bravo.
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) February 27, 2022
DMarket — a crypto platform for trading non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and in-game Metaverse items — said in a tweet it has removed the Russian Ruble from its platform.
Fedorov — who had earlier requested all major cryptocurrency exchanges to block the accounts of Russian users — also thanked Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for its decision to block “Russian…