Anonymous MIRI cryptocurrency donor donations made

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Basic donor information

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Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 2 1,006,549 8,299,689 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 15,592,829 15,592,829 15,592,829 15,592,829 15,592,829
AI safety 2 1,006,549 8,299,689 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 1,006,549 15,592,829 15,592,829 15,592,829 15,592,829 15,592,829

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2021 2017
AI safety (filter this donor) 2 1 16,599,378.00 15,592,829.00 1,006,549.00
Total 2 1 16,599,378.00 15,592,829.00 1,006,549.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2021 2017
AI safety 2 1 16,599,378.00 15,592,829.00 1,006,549.00
Classified total 2 1 16,599,378.00 15,592,829.00 1,006,549.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 2 1 16,599,378.00 15,592,829.00 1,006,549.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2021 2017
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 16,599,378.00 15,592,829.00 1,006,549.00
Total -- -- 16,599,378.00 15,592,829.00 1,006,549.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (2 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 2)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute15,592,829.0012021-05-13AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/2021/05/13/two-major-donations/-- Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The blog post announcing the donation says that the donor "previously donated $1.01M in ETH to MIRI in 2017."

Other notes: The blog post announcing the donation says: "Their amazingly generous new donation comes in the form of 3001 MKR, governance tokens used in MakerDAO, a stablecoin project on the Ethereum blockchain. MIRI liquidated the donated MKR for $15,592,829 after receiving it. With this donation, the anonymous donor becomes our largest all-time supporter.". Currency info: donation given as 3,001.00 MKR (conversion done via donee calculation); announced: 2021-05-13.
Machine Intelligence Research Institute1,006,549.0022017-05-30AI safetyhttps://intelligence.org/2017/07/04/updates-to-the-research-team-and-a-major-donation/-- Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Donor reason for selecting the donee: The blog post announcing the donation says that the donor "had donated roughly $50k to our research programs over many years."

Donor retrospective of the donation: A further much larger donation of $15.6 million announced at https://intelligence.org/2021/05/13/two-major-donations/ (2021-05-13) by the same donor suggests continued satisfaction with MIRI.

Other notes: Announced: 2017-07-04.

Similarity to other donors

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