Bitcoin is paying off for many people in a number of ways, but
this one has to be one of the most epic things to come out
of cryptocurrency wealth…
An anonymous “Bitcoin millionaire” is donating $4 million
toward MDMA research, particularly how it could help with
treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients. In
order to receive the money, however, The Multidisciplinary
Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will have to match
the same amount before March 10, 2018.
It’s all part of The Pineapple fund — the benefactor’s
initiative to give away $86 million in digital currency.
“PTSD is a severe condition that affects everyone from sexual
assault survivors to military veterans,” the anonymous donor
explains in a statement.”
“MDMA-assisted psychotherapy has shown great promise. We’re
offering the matching grant because we think the psychedelic
and cryptocurrency communities can work together to finish
funding Phase III clinical trials.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated the
illegal psychedelic to be tested for breakthrough therapy,
which should allow the regulatory process to move quickly.
Overall, this sounds like a hopeful step in using MDMA in safe
amounts to better the quality of life of people suffering from
PTSD, and maybe beyond.