In 2022, Ukrainian officials indicated cryptocurrencies in 1,428 declarations

  • In 2022, Ukrainian officials submitted 1,428 declarations that included mention of cryptocurrencies, which is nearly double the number from 2021.
  • According to the Opendatabot service, the graph below demonstrates a consistent increase in the number of declarations mentioning crypto assets, with a significant jump occurring between 2018 and 2019.
  • The top three assets mentioned in the declarations are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Tether USDt (USDT), with Ripple (XRP) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) completing the top five. Interestingly, over half of the assets mentioned are altcoins and memecoins.
  • The largest Bitcoin holder among Ukrainian officials is Nikita Dmitrievich Kuzkevich, a deputy of the Odessa Regional Council, who declared ownership of 121 BTC.
  • For Ethereum, the largest holder identified is Sergey Karpenko, the Deputy Head of the Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration, who owns 1800 ETH.
  • Vitaly Brovko, the Deputy Head of the Department of the Office of the Prosecutor General, is the leading holder of Tether USDt, with 774,500 USDT.
  • It is worth noting that previous reports have highlighted the declarations of other Ukrainian officials who have invested in crypto-assets, including Vitaly Kim, the head of the Nikolaev regional state administration.