Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) co-founder and Polkadot (CRYPTO: DOT) founder Gavin Wood has donated $5.6 million worth of DOT to Ukraine as the country tries to bolster its reserve of cryptocurrencies amid a war with neighboring Russia.
What Happened: Wood sent 298,367 DOT to Ukraine’s DOT address, according to blockchain data. Based on DOT’s price of $18.66 at press time, the donation is worth $5.6 million.
Wood took to Twitter to provide a link to the transaction hash of his donation.
— Gavin Wood (@gavofyork) March 1, 2022
Ukraine’s DOT address now holds 324,512 DOT, valued at $6 million as at press time.
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Why It Matters: Wood had pledged to donate $5 million to Ukraine if the government opened a DOT address.
The Ukrainian government had earlier made a public appeal for donations in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) and Ethereum in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of the country. This led to backers of other cryptocurrencies, including Polkadot and Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE), to call for…