According to a press release published on the website of the charitable organization SENS Research Foundation on Friday, February 1, the Fund received a donation of Ethereum from Vitaly Buterin totaling $ 2.4 million.
SENS Research Foundation is a research organization that studies the diseases associated with aging.
The Foundation was established in 2009, Aubrey de grey, a gerontologist who studies different types of anti-aging treatment, which can prolong biologically active age people in the hope that this will allow them to live much longer than ever before.
Buterin that in the press release named fan of the work of Aubrey “since [he] first read book, de grey’s “ending aging” as a teenager”, so commented on his act:
I am happy that I have the opportunity to support the work of SENS. Their concentration is on solving the aging problem, one of the biggest problems facing humanity, very impressed with my desire to positively influence the lives of millions of people around the world.
The SENS research Foundation has received two large donations totaling $ 2 million in bitcoin (BTC) from an anonymous charitable Foundation the Pineapple, which provides donations only in bitcoins.