JPMorgan to acquire troubled First Republic Bank
    01 May 2023

    Banking giant JPMorgan will take over the assets of the troubled First Republic Bank after its seizure by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation. The American banking giant JPMorgan Chase is set to acquire First Republic Bank’s (FRB) assets after early efforts to rescue it failed. JPMorgan and multiple other banks submitted a…

    Coinbase exec uses ChatGPT ‘jailbreak’ to get odds on wild crypto scenarios
    01 May 2023

    According to ChatGPT, there’s a 15% chance that Bitcoin will “fade to irrelevancy,” with prices falling 99.99% by 2035. A Coinbase executive claims to have discovered a “jailbreak” for the artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT that allows it to calculate the probability of bizarre crypto price scenarios. The crypto exchange’s head of business operations Conor Grogan,…

    Friends and FOMO pushed newbie investors to buy crypto in 2022 — Survey
    01 May 2023

    A survey from the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority indicates that new crypto investors tended to be swayed by suggestions from friends, compared to equities or bond investors. Influence from friends and the fear of missing out (FOMO) were some of the reasons investors bought crypto for the first time in 2022, according to…

    Jack Dorsey’s nano Bitcoin mining chip heads to prototype
    01 May 2023

    Block has completed the design of its new prototype ASIC chip that it says will fast-track its plan to bring an “open source” Bitcoin mining rig design to market. Block, the financial services and technology company owned by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has announced it has completed the prototype design of its new five-nanometre…