Ukraine will launch an NFT museum “to preserve the state and history of Ukraine,” said Alex Bornyakov, the country’s deputy minister for Digital Transformation. Bornyakov revealed plans for the site, titled “Meta History: Museum of War,” on Twitter. The website also includes a “warline”, a timeline of events, each accompanied by a corresponding NFT. Each of the NFTs features a tweet about a significant moment from the war, along with an illustration by various Ukrainian artists. One NFT, for example, features a tweet from NATO calling on Russia to stop the invasion on Day 3 of the war at 4:40 pm Ukrainian time. The accompanying graphic shows a compass with an attached megaphone illustrated by artist Alina Kropachova.
So far, only the first three days of the war have been documented. NFTs will be available for sale on March 30th starting at 0.15 ETH, currently valued at around $475 USD. Proceeds from sales of NFTs go directly to the Ministry of Digital Transformation.
Twitter Meta History describes the project as a fight against the Russian spread of fake news and used propaganda. “Disinformation is used by Russia on a par with deadly military weapons in Ukraine. The NFT-museum is based on a deep intention to keep the memory of real war events via blockchain and to get charitable donations to support Ukraine.”
Another tweet states: “Imagine an undefined chain of information that is visible to everyone but cannot be changed by anyone. It seems like a perfect solution to immortalize the real facts!”
Anything can be immortalized using blockchain technology. In the case of Meta History, the Ministry is using tweets from international government agencies and officials as verified markers of events. The project follows numerous successful fundraisers using NFTs. The UkraineDAO NFT project, led by Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, has raised over $5 million. It was just one of many efforts put together by the community.