Vitalik Buterin

Sectors: Donors, Entrepeneurs.

“Boy Genius” and “Wunderkind” are just some of the terms that have been used to describe Vitalik Buterin, the 24-year-old co-founder of Ethereum. The Russian-Canadian math genius is responsible for creating Ethereum, the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the world.

Unlike the unknown Bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, whose identity remains a mystery to this day, Vitalik is a known face in the cryptocurrency and blockchain communities. He has continued to lead the way in the development and advocacy for the blockchain tech movement. He is even a regular participant in conferences and online discussions centered around not just only the technical aspects of the technology, but also the general philosophy and how it affects mankind.

Vitalik donates money in different spheres, including longevity:
Donation of $763,970 worth of Ether to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute in 2017.
Donation of $2.4 million worth of Ether to the SENS Research Foundation in 2018, for the research on rejuvenation biotechnologies and human life extension.
Donation of $1 million worth of Ether in conjunction with the Ethereum-based OmiseGO open payment platform to the GiveDirectly organization aimed at helping the poorest of poor refugees in Africa, in 2018.
Donation of $93,469 worth of Ether, matched by the Pineapple Fund, to the Internet Archive in 2018.