Monday Jun 20, 2022

E03 - Liz Izmailova on Ukraine and Charitable Crypto Donations

Liz Izmailova is a Ukrainian New Zealander that has been working in blockchain for the past five years, she is a marketing manager at CENNZnet which is part of the Centrality ecosystem.

In this conversation we talk about: 

  • Financial Inclusion and the monetary situation in Ukraine, both before the war and presently.
  • Ukraine has been ranked 4th in global per capita crypto adoption by Chainalysis and are likely the first to have a government directly accept crypto donations and provide transparency on where those donations are going.
  • We cover a lot in the crypto-donation space in general, and some local New Zealand based projects.


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:06 Ukrainian background, financial independence and entrepreneurship at an early age, coming to New Zealand
  • 05:20 Financial privilege in the West
  • 10:45 Crypto donations and the currency situation in Ukraine
  • 16:07 New crypto legislation in Ukraine
  • 20:04 War donation transparency
  • 24:02 FlufWorld F*ck the War campaign &
  • 29:29 How are NFTs helping?
  • 33:40 Crypto & NFTs for gen-Z'ers
  • 36:35 Crypto friendly New Zealand charities
  • 40:15 How can BCNZ help with education?
  • 42:25 Rapid fire
  • 44:37 fin 

Some notes from the show:


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Recorded at blockheight 740812. The BCNZ Podcast was founded in 2022 by Jeff Nijsse and Bryan Ventura.


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