“Disinformation is used by Russia on a par with deadly military weapons in Ukraine,” the Museum of War tweeted on Sunday. “The NFT-museum is based on a deep intention to keep the memory of real wartime events via blockchain and raise charitable donations to support Ukraine.”
The “Warline” collection NFTs feature screengrabs of news reports, silhouettes of military equipment and images of explosions representing different days of the invasion.
While other traditional forms of record may be lost or deleted, NFTs cannot be removed or altered once recorded on the blockchain.
Each NFT is on sale for 0.15 ETH (US$490), with proceeds from the sale going toward military and civilian aid through cryptocurrency wallet addresses of Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation.
All NFTs within the collection remain hidden until they are sold, a feature the museum describes as “unveil[ing] the truth buying Meta History.”
Cryptocurrency has proven to be a major source of funding for Ukraine throughout the conflict, with almost US$100 million received so far via DAOs and direct financing.