The SENS Research Foundation , a nonprofit research fund to combat aging, received a donation of $ 2.4 million from Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin. All funds were received in the Ether cryptocurrency.
SENS Research Foundation was founded in 2009 by Aubrey de Gray , a British gerontologist, who is researching rejuvenating therapies to extend the biological limit of people's lives. He is also the author of the famous science book "Ending Aging", which addresses the issue of a complete victory over aging medicine in the next few decades.
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 support the efforts of SENS personally. 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.
- said Vitalik Buterin.
At the end of 2017, at the Virtual Futures conference in London, Aubrey de Gray said that the first person who will live to be 1000 years old will not just be born in some hypothetical future, but has already been born. He also believes that science will find a way to improve the quality of therapy aimed at eliminating age-related changes in the body within the next 20 years.
SENS Research Foundation is honored to be the recipient of Vitalik's incredible generosity. This was his second donation to us in 2017 and his support is critical to SENS Research Foundation's expansion of our programs, - said Mike Kope, CEO, SENS Research Foundation. - Our work to cure the diseases of aging is dependent on the generous support of our donors and we appreciate his support tremendously.
It is noteworthy that earlier the SENS Research Foundation received two large donations totaling $ 2 million in bitcoins from the Pineapple Fund - covered by the secret of an anonymous charitable foundation, which, among other things, provided financial support to the Internet Archive and some other organizations.
Information Source: Cointelegraph