A recently-released set of early Satoshi emails contains some interesting insights into the network and its creator.
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In today's roundup, Microstrategy is going even further down the Bitcoin rabbit hole. The UK has been urged to hurry up on its safety testing of AI products. China is facing worsening deflation. And the US is cracking down on those who benefit from spyware.
AI Tech Giants Urge UK To Expedite Safety Evaluations
Major AI firms, including OpenAI and Google DeepMind, press the UK for faster AI safety tests, amid debates on regulation. They seek clarity on AISI's evaluation process, aiming for pre-launch risk mitigation and advocating for binding safety requirements.
China Faces Sharpest Price Decline In Fifteen Years
China's consumer price index fell by 0.8% in January, marking the steepest decline in 15 years amid ongoing property sector and stock market woes. This deflationary trend threatens long-term economic stability, prompting government intervention.
Microstrategy Commits To Becoming "World's First Bitcoin Development Company"
Led by permabull Michael Saylor, Microstrategy will seek to further Bitcoin adoption and build additional value for shareholders by developing software for the Bitcoin ecosystem.
US Implements Visa Ban For Spyware Misuse And Sales To Abusers
The US introduces visa restrictions for commercial spyware abusers and their suppliers, part of efforts to combat the industry linked to oppressing dissidents. This follows a 2022 executive order and the blacklisting of Israel’s NSO Group, aiming to safeguard national security.
Disney Invests $1.5 Billion In Epic Games To Forge An Entertainment Universe
Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic Games to develop a "games and entertainment universe," featuring characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and more. The partnership aims to create interactive experiences and exclusive content, building on previous collaborations like Fortnite.
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