Researchers are constantly looking for ways to prolong human life, and blockchain may be the missing piece in the puzzle. The Longevity Science Foundation, a Swiss organization formed by a consortium of biotech founders, clinicians and leading long-term research institutes, aims to spend more than $ 1 billion over the next 10 years researching technology to achieve 120 years of life.
The foundation seeks to fund research, foundations and projects that use blockchain and other next-generation technologies to break new ground in four critical areas, namely therapy, personal medicine, artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive diagnostics. The ad says that projects like this can make a big difference in people’s lives, even in five years.
The group’s main goal is to apply theoretical concepts of longevity to real life. The foundation seeks to transform scientific findings and technological advances into clinical treatments and solutions through donations.
“By identifying and funding promising and groundbreaking developments, the Foundation seeks to address one of the most pressing challenges in science and apply the radical differences in long-term medicine in accessing and understanding long-term care,” the statement said.
Fund contributors, who can also donate using cryptocurrency, will have a say in which projects receive funding. The Dream Council will pre-select and evaluate potential candidates “for their technical reliability and potential impact on human life.”
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Dr. Alex Zavoronkov, known for his work in long-life engineering, participated in the Foundation’s Optical Council. Dr. Zavoronkov is also a consultant for the Longenesis blockchain health data market, which launched a joint venture with Bitfury Group to create a blockchain-based approval system for the healthcare industry.
“The Foundation has created a unique and transparent mechanism to promote early life research around the world and to ensure broad public participation in decision-making processes,” said Dr. Zavoronkov.
As for how technology can help health research, Harry Zmouds, managing partner of LongeVC, told Cointelegraph that blockchain in combination with artificial intelligence can unlock hundreds of terabytes of unregulated hospital data for further analysis.