The Ukrainian government is providing a bounty for people with information on the crypto wallet addresses of Russian politicians, according to a report by Beincrypto on Monday.
- In a tweet, Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov requested tip-offs on addresses of crypto wallets of the Russian politicians and for action against war crimes.
- The tips would be rewarded with a bounty to be paid in crypto-based on the discretion of the politician’s position. The funds will come from private crypto donations in ETH, Bitcoin, and other cryptos.
- The minister has hired a lawyer, Artem Afian to head the tipoff program. Afian has received nearly 500 tips and is expected to announce a list of politicians’ addresses in the coming days.
- The government’s target in creating this program is for politicians’ addresses to be identified as “toxic” to discourage transactions involving these addresses and potential blacklisting from major exchanges.
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