In Kiev, the site of the Lenin monument, a monument to Satoshi Nakamoto

In Kiev, the site of the Lenin monument, a monument to Satoshi Nakamoto

On the pedestal of Lenin

In Kiev may soon be a monument Satoshi Nakamoto. The project on creation of the monument to the unknown Creator of bitcoin and blockchain technology suggests that the monument will be installed at the intersection of Khreshchatyk and Taras Shevchenko Boulevard.

Earlier this place was a monument to Lenin, however, in 2013, his statue was destroyed during the mass protests.

Since then, the pedestal of the former monument was empty.

Project organizers plan to initially create a virtual monument that will be visible only through a special application, if you look at the monument with your smartphone. The implementation of the virtual memorial will be engaged in Ukrainian VR/AR company Raccoon World.

The organizers also intend to file a petition to the Kyiv city administration on the placement of the actual monument. Funds for the project realization it is planned to collect with the help of a crowdfunding company. At the same time, the virtual project of the statue was supported by the Ukrainian businessman Oleksandr Soroka, the founder of investment platform Startup Network, which has already donated 1 bitcoin (BTC).

Global initiative

The installation of the statue in Kiev is part of a global initiative for the erection of monuments Satoshi around the world and the creation of so-called “Republic of the Blockchain”. If city officials reject the petition, the authors of the project intend to look for another place for the monument.

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