mistrusted following the brutal violence they meted out to protestors over the past few months, and exactly who the authorities even are at this stage remains unknown. Just a couple of weeks ago, the National Bank of Ukraine issued one of those central bank warnings about bitcoin risks and indicated local bitcoin businesses must register with local financial regulatory agencies. President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from office and has gone into hiding. Id heard a lot about bitcoin many of my friends are geeky guys working abroad. An interim government is being set up this week, with prominent activists likely to be in the new cabinet. Working as an IT Manager for DHL Information Services in Prague, Kiyashko says he has transferred the equivalent of over 15,000 so far, sometimes needing to convert currencies multiple times and using his own money to pay a fee for each one.
Bitcoin Gruppen in Ukraine Meetup
Photos are beginning to appear online with protestors holding up QR code signs, as part of a co-ordinated effort to collect donations from anywhere in the world, in any amount, in an instant. So the problem here is not in technical infrastructure, but in the legal and financial one. Now its less, as I do it via friends who give their money now and will wait for me to give it back to them later, he said. At the beginning via PayPal it was around 7-8, as I was doing four conversions. Neighbouring Russia has recently banned bitcoin use altogether. That, and a 20 plunge in the hryvnias value over the past couple of days could raise interest in alternatives. On the ground (and the Web). Jake Smith, a bitcoin entrepreneur, now based in Beijing, contacted Pustova after seeing a posting. So, expatriate Ukrainians around the world have joined the fight to campaign and raise funds to assist the struggle back home. Vkontakte, with Facebook as a secondary option.