Major coins showed strength on Thursday evening despite the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on a preceding day. The global cryptocurrency market cap rose 1.4% to $1.8 trillion. As Ukraine’s Wealthy Scrambled To Buy Crypto Ahead Of Russian Invasion, Tether Became More Valuable Than Dollar. Founder of Kuna, a Ukraine-based cryptocurrency exchange, said that local buyers failed to purchase USDT even with a 4% premium.