Ukraine’s currency got a voice online. A user named Hryvnya has started posting on behalf of the state’s national currency on Twitter getting nearly 400 subscribers.
In its first message posted on August 7, Hryvnya greeted Twitter users saying that it’s already “16 years old and thus allowed to have an account on Twitter.”
Soon the user changed the profile picture to the image of the hryvna used in medieval times.
The Hryvnya user also introduced the hash tag #UAH on its page, saying it would be a “suitable accessory,” expressed joy for the Ukrainian athletes at London’s Olympics and commented on Ukrainians’ vacation routes.
“Looking at the vacation geography, I’m most often being exchanged into Thai baht, Turkish lira and Emirates dirham," Hryvnya writes.
The National Bank of Ukraine claims it has nothing to do with this Twitter account, Ukranews reports. Some experts believe the account might be used to leak insider information related to the National Bank and Finance Ministry.
“I plan to link my own Twitter account to the Hryvnya page and will follow it with extra attention,” economics expert Sergey Makovenko says.
The Hryvna was introduced in Ukraine as the national currency in 1996 by then president Leonid Kuchma.