SENS Research Foundation (SRF), a leading Silicon Valley nonprofit focused on diseases of aging, announced the receipt of a $2.4 million Ethereum donation from Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum and the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.
“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. Their focus on creating solutions to the diseases of aging, one of the greatest problems facing humanity, is very much in line with my goal to positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world,” said Vitalik Buterin.
SENS Research Foundation (SRF) also received an additional $1 million bitcoin donation from the Pineapple Fund and a second anonymous $1 million donation. The Pineapple Fund announced in December its commitment to donating $86 million in bitcoin to charities and causes around the world, with SENS Research Foundation receiving $1 million dollars in December.
“SENS Research Foundation is tremendously honored to be receiving a second million dollar Pineapple Fund donation,” said Mike Kope, CEO, SENS Research Foundation. “As a nonprofit, our work is solely dependent on the generosity of our donors. The Pineapple Fund’s support will support the growth of our organization as we continue to fight the diseases of aging.”
“When I was a little kid, I was going on a trip with my grandmother. I had hoped that before she passes away, it would be possible to take a pill to live longer. Regenerative medicine for aging will be transformative to medicine and humanity, and I’m excited to be supporting SENS Research Foundation!,” said the founder of the Pineapple Fund.
At the end of 2017, SENS had received 1400 donations totaling over $5 million in just ten weeks.
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