CoinDesk Deputy Managing Editor of Global Policy and Regulation Jesse Hamilton discusses the role of crypto in politics as the digital asset industry continues to pour unprecedented levels of contributions this election season. Plus, why FTX execs seem to have an outsized part in the industry's political donations.
Bohdan Opryshko, chief operating officer at staking platform Everstake, shares insights into his partnership with the Ukrainian government and crypto exchange FTX for the launch of a new crypto donations website “Aid for Ukraine.” The collective effort has already raised over $48 million. Plus, the wider role of crypto in the escalating Russia-Ukraine conflict.
After receiving over $33 million in crypto donations amid the Russian invasion, Ukraine has confirmed an airdrop for those who contributed to its official crypto wallets. “The Hash” team discusses this nuanced phenomenon of nonstate currency being used by a country during warfare and how networks like Polkadot and Avalanche can get involved.