A joint investigation by analysts of the Molfar team and the editors of AIN.UA revealed that the authors of the ZelenskiyNFT NFT project are probably Russian fraudsters.
As the experts found out, the ZelenskiyNFT project was created by the IamUkraine studio, which “simply does not exist” outside the project, the alleged studio does not even have its own website or any social networks for communication. The co-founders of the project, Maksim Boyko and Dmitriy Rantsevich, are Russian and Belarusian.
The ZelenskiyNFT collection consists of 10,000 NFT images of the President of Ukraine Zelenskiy. Interestingly, the project team does not have any official permits or agreements with the government. The NFT with Zelensky is not on the “NFT Museum” website either, which was created on the initiative of the Ministry of Digital.
The collection is sold on the largest platform for the sale and purchase of NFT — OpenSea (representatives of which previously reported on the strengthening of the fight against fraudsters) and aims to “raise funds for the needs of charitable foundations of Ukraine and the EU.” However, the rhetoric of the project varies depending on how and to whom the message is directed: in the advertisement it is indicated that part of the funds will be transferred to the needs of the Ukrainian army, and on the website it is stated that ZelenskiyNFT is aimed at humanitarian needs and military goals will not be supported. At the same time, only 60% of the profit is promised to be transferred to the needs of the funds.