Co-founder of Ethereum blockchain network, Vitalik Buterin, has donated huge amounts in Ethereum to support SENS Research Foundation’s Research centered on reimagining aging.
At first, Vitalik donated $350,000 in Ethereum towards SENS’ end of year campaign to reimagine aging. This, he did in January.
In February, the co-founder of the second-most valuable crypto asset also donated $2.4 million in Ethereum to SENS Research Foundation.
SENS Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization working on researching, promoting and developing outstanding regenerative medicine to solve the aging disease.
Vitalik, who has been an agelong supporter of the anti-aging solutions after reading about solving the problem of aging during his formative years, said he was happy to personally support the SEN’s effort through his wealth.
SENS focuses on inventing ideas that solve the diseases of aging been one of the major issue affecting humans today.
The foundation’s core value, according to Vitalik, resonates with his goal to hugely make changes in the lives of millions of people across the universe.
“I’ve been a fan of Aubrey’s work since I first read Ending Aging when I was a teenager, and I am happy to have been blessed with the opportunity to personally support SENS’s efforts,” Vitalik, co-founder of Ethereum blockchain claims.
The founder and Chief Science Officer of SENS, Dr. Aubrey de Grey, is at fore researching whether regenerative medicine can prevent the disease of aging.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Vitalik suggested anti-aging research to the world as one of the new ideas to accept.
Aging is a humanitarian disaster that is fast killing, murdering “as many people as WW2 every two years,” he said.
He said: “If we’re being more open minded about accepting new weird ideas, can I suggest anti-aging research? Aging is a humanitarian disaster that kills as many people as WW2 every two years and even before killing debilitates people and burdens social systems and families. Let’s end it.”
Vitalik advised further that the government should, as a matter of urgency, begin to devote at least 1% of GDP to working on anti-aging solutions.