The Russia-Ukraine conflict is a historical watershed for many reasons, among them the unprecedented role that cryptocurrency has played in international aid. Vladimir Karishev, the Ukrainian founder of Global Ledger, joined a Roundtable panel at Crypto Monday in San Juan to discuss the ongoing crisis and the outpouring of support from the crypto community.
In this segment, the panel discusses what more the U.S. could do to support Ukrainians during the invasion.
Karishev argues that, in addition to closing the airspace, the United States could provide Ukraine with greater technical support, both in terms of intelligence equipment and human support.
"They are afraid of closing the sky because it could start a war, but they could donate equipment," Karishev said. "And Ukraine can look for engineers that could be volunteers who can work with the equipment."
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Karishev also encourages Americans to support Ukrainians directly, both as refugees and through business.
"There will be a line of Ukrainian refugees in the U.S.," he said. "You can donate to Ukrainian refugee funds. Invest in Ukrainian companies, buy Ukrainian software, take Ukrainian programmers to work, invest in Ukrainian startups. There are so many ways you can emotionally help the people in Ukraine."
Watch the full discussion below:
Sergii Grybniak, CTO, Waterfall
Vladimir Karishev, Co-founder, Global Ledger