Crowdfunding has successfully financed everything from video games and movies to smartwatches and 3D printers.
Now Ukrainians are using it to finance an army.
According to the BBC, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has set up a way for people to donate small amounts of money via text message; in theory, the funds will go towards equipping Ukrainian troops. “The campaign has also been hijacked by Internet mischief-makers trying to trick Russians into messaging the same number,” reported the news service.
The Ukrainians aren’t alone in attempting to crowdfund public security services. In Octob...