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Category: Financial

Frozen crypto
In 2021, the cryptocurrency market was estimated as having a market capitalization of around $3 trillion, almost equal to the UK’s nominal GDP of $3.2 trillion. Since then, the estimated value of this market has dropped to $1 trillion, which, if it were a country, would still place it within the top 20 in terms...
Wealthy Elderly
In a preprint published in Social Science Research Network, researchers have shown that it might be possible to protect people from making poor financial decisions earlier in life by providing them objective longevity information [1]. Do you save up? It is now well-accepted that income positively correlates with life expectancy. Indeed, poverty is a strong...
Worldwide finance
  With news of H.E. Justin Sun’s plans to invest $51K into the Longevity Prize, a fund seeking to stimulate innovative research proposals, it appears that there is a marked interest within the crypto and tech communities in longevity science. Sun’s donation comes after Vitalik Buterin’s contribution of $130K and Stefan George’s $6.5K to the...
Coinbase logo
Coinbase CEO, Brian Armstrong, has announced his intention to sell 2% of his Coinbase stock and invest the funds into innovative longevity research in a move that could see ~$54 million put towards the advancement of longevity science. Visit the VitaDAO website to learn how you can get involved. Armstrong’s decision echoes that of other...
Donations
The Longevity Prize has just received its second largest donation to date. The latest contribution has come from cryptocurrency entrepreneur and founder of the blockchain DAO ecosystem TRON, H.E. Justin Sun, who has confirmed his donation of $51K to the fund, telling Lifespan.io: I am proud to support the Longevity Prize and what it stands...
Intellectual Property
Three years ago, the concept of a video conference in which participants pass pieces of intellectual property to each other via digital tokens seemed improbable. In 2022, not only is this a reality, it's the fifth such ceremony to take place. The organization responsible is VitaDAO, a decentralized autonomous organization focused on longevity research. Visit...

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