Finance and Security in Brief: Virtual Assets in Ukraine

Oksana Ihnatenko, Researcher for SMURF (Supervising and Monitoring Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds), describes the approach Ukraine is taking to virtual assets, and the benefits of a strong legal framework on virtual assets.

Virtual assets - a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded, transferred, and used for payment or investment purposes - have become an unexpected feature of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Watch the explainer to find out more.

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Supervising and Monitoring Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds (SMURF)

SMURF aims to support the resilience and integrity of the financial system of Ukraine.


Oksana Ihnatenko

Researcher for project SMURF, CFS

Centre for Finance and Security

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