Vitalik Buterin Donated $2.4 Worth ETH

Creator of Ethereum donated to anti-aging research
05 February 2018   450

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, the fund reported in a press release.

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 popular science book "Ending Aging", which addresses the issue of a complete victory over aging medicine in the next few decades.

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.

Vitalik Buterin
Founder, Ethereum

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.

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 a number of other organization.

Monetha is about to release first version of its wallet app

Monetha's MVP to be released on March 21 exclusively for MTH holders in order to make a significant step towards fully working decentralized trust and reputation system
23 March 2018   106

Starting from March 31 all of MTH token holders will gain exclusive access to Monetha wallet app - the MVP of the project. The release is considered to be Beta release, and approximately 10,500 of the users of the platform will become the first to test out the product. The app will be available on both iOS and Android.

The wallet itself is based on smart contracts and features

  • making/solving claims;
  • rating merchants;
  • writing reviews;
  • review of purchase history;
  • see clients' and merchants' trust ratings

The integration with Monetha through the app will allow merchants to accept Ethereum based tokens as a payment and then easily convert cryptocurrency into fiat currency. Monetha's mission is 'to develop and deploy the best transaction system that would be based on enforceable contracts without third party between consumer and merchants and a strong decentralised reputation management system'. Its solution is going to be universal, transparent, self-executing and transferable.

To the moment of the publication, Monetha's market parameters are as follows:

Average price: $0.102597

Market cap: $22,274,083

Volume (24): $435,208