Vitalik Butterin, founder of Ethereum, donated $ 2.4 million to the SENS Research Foundation in Ethereum. This became known from a press release, which was published on the organization’s website.
The non-profit research fund on the fight against aging was created in 2009 by Aubrey de Gray, a gerontologist from the United Kingdom, author of the book “Ending Aging”, who devoted his life to exploring the possibilities of increasing the limit of people’s lives.
“I have been a fan of Aubrey since I first read” Ending Aging “as a teenager and am happy that I have the opportunity to personally support the efforts of SENS. The foundation’s work on creating solutions to combat aging diseases is also in line with my own goal to have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people around the world, “
Vitalik Buterin said.
At the end of last year in London at the Virtual Futures conference, the scientist stated that the world’s first person who will be able to live up to 1,000 years has already been born. In his opinion, in the near future science can take a step forward and minimize age-related changes in the human body.
Vitalik Buterin, as we know, was not the first who decided to make donations to the SENS Research Foundation in the crypto currency. Previously, the famous charitable foundation Pineapple Fund also provided support to the organization in the bitcoins.