In an exciting bit of recent news, the official crypto fund of Ukraine has just sold its CryptoPunk! The sale happened early on June 20th and notably, the CryptoPunk sold for a hefty 90 ETH sum – over $100K at current prices.
The story of Ukraine and CryptoPunk #5364
On March 2nd, about a week after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, an anonymous wallet donated CryptoPunk #5364 to Ukraine’s crypto wallet. Indeed, this is just one of many NFT and crypto donations that Ukraine received as the blockchain community rallied around the country. To date, Ukraine has reportedly raised over $135 million in donations.
Now, the official Ukraine Crypto Fund has sold the CryptoPunk to a different anonymous buyer for 90 ETH. Alex Bornyakov, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation, tweeted about the NFT sale yesterday, June 20th. While the Punk in question was valued at a higher dollar amount before the…