WhiteBit buys Ukraine's Eurovision trophy in auction for armed forces
Kalush Orchestra raises over $1M
WhiteBit, an Estonian crypto exchange, has bought this year’s Eurovision crystal mic trophy for paid 500 ETH ($940,000) to help raise funds for Ukraine’s army.
The glass, microphone-shaped trophy was one of several items auctioned online by Kalush Orchestra; the Ukrainian band that won Eurovision this year with its song ‘Stefania,’ which fused rap with traditional Ukrainian folk music.
The auction was hosted by Ukrainian TV presenter Serhiy Prytula. All funds raised are going towards his charity, which has been supplying the Ukrainian army for many years, collecting aids, and responding directly to the needs of all military units.
“You guys are amazing. We appreciate each and every one of you who donated to this auction and a special thanks to the team Whitebit who purchased the trophy for $900,000 and are now the rightful owners of our trophy.” the band posted on Facebook.
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