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Binance’s $4 billion blunder

This week, Coinbase closes in on becoming crypto’s top dog, Microsoft experiences OpenAI chaos, and Nvidia triples revenue. 

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Coinbase climbs 12% thanks to Binance blunder 🪙

A $4 bill blunder: Coinbase has its sights set on becoming the number one crypto exchange as Binance CEO ‘CZ’ pleads guilty to money laundering charges and pays a $4 billion settlement.

  • Investor confidence: Many investors are now seeing Coinbase as the most stable crypto exchange. Why? Because…

  • Compliance is king: Coinbase is taking a compliance-focused approach that’s resonating with investors, unlike FTX and Binance’s approach

Stock analyst rating saying hold

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

Microsoft up 1% after OpenAI chaos 🤖

All-time high: Microsoft shares surged to a new high of $377 after it snapped up Sam Altman to lead a new “advanced AI research” unit. Just days later, he boomeranged back to OpenAI and now him and Microsoft are on the board.  

Stock analyst rating stating strong buy

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

Nvidia slips 1% despite tripling revenue 💾

No signs of slowing: The AI chip-making powerhouse reported fiscal Q4 results on Wednesday, continuing to surpass analysts’ projections for revenue and income.

  • GPUs FTW: Demand for graphics processing units (GPUs) has continued to surge, thanks to the rapid rise of generative artificial intelligence.

  • But, shares are down: Export restrictions made by the US Government will impact its trade with China, harming sales. Still, the company remains the S&P 500’s most successful stock of the year.

Stock analyst rating stating strong buy

*Ratings are provided by analysts at Zacks, a leading investment research firm

What have we learned this week? 🤓

  • Crypto craves compliance: Binance has followed in the footsteps of FTX in becoming an unregulated mess. Now more than ever crypto needs stability. 

  • There’s power in numbers: Over 650 of 770 OpenAI employees took a stance against the board’s decision, which led to its ultimate demise. 

  • Nvidia is looking for loopholes: Nvidia is trying to develop new data centre products that comply with government policies and don’t require licences.

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