Vitalik Buterin is the originator of Ethereum, but also a strong supporter of research and development aimed at bringing aging under medical control. He recently stepped up to make a $2.4 million donation to the SENS Research Foundation to support the scientific programs there, and thus help to hasten the advent of the first generation of working rejuvenation therapies. This is very welcome support at a critical juncture in the development of means of human rejuvenation, biotechnologies that will be based on periodic repair of the forms of cell and tissue damage that cause aging. The Life Extension Advocacy Foundation volunteers arranged this interview with Buterin, one of a number of articles resulting from the recent Undoing Aging conference that they hope to publish soon.
Wealthy people usually donate money towards research into and treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other diseases. Why did you decide to donate Ethereum to the fight against aging?
The first reason is just because there are many other people who donate to fight against cancer and other specific diseases, which, of course, is very important and