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Welcome to your daily briefing, where we bring you stories from the forefront of finance, technology, and market analysis, sent directly to your inbox.

In today's roundup, we look at how this cycle is different, and how it's not. Uber's CEO has just earned nine figures in stock options. SBF is desperately hoping for leniency when it comes to sentencing. And the UK government is using AI to increase efficiency.


This Time Is [Not] Different

There are some significant differences between this bitcoin market cycle and previous ones. At the same time, don't think human nature has changed. Herd mentality isn't going anywhere.

This Time Is [Not] Different
It’s already different, but the entry of big money won’t change fundamental realities like herd mentality.

Uber CEO Achieves $136 Million Stock Option Milestone With $120 Billion Valuation

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi earns stock options worth $136 million as Uber reaches a $120 billion valuation, a target set pre-IPO. This reflects Uber's turnaround from losses to robust growth, aligning executive rewards with company performance.

Uber CEO Achieves $136 Million Stock Option Milestone With $120 Billion Valuation
Dara Khosrowshahi’s strategic leadership propels Uber past challenges, unlocking significant stock options.

FTX's Bankman-Fried Seeks Reduced Sentence Post-Fraud Verdict

Convicted FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's defense seeks a 5.5 to 6.5-year sentence, contrasting a suggested 100-year term. They highlight his non-violent first offense and potential for investor restitution, drawing parallels to financier Michael Milken's case for leniency.

FTX’s Bankman-Fried Seeks Reduced Sentence Post-Fraud Verdict
Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyers argue for a 6.5-year max sentence, citing his philanthropy and first-time offender status.

Revolutionizing Government Efficiency: UK's AI "Red Box" Initiative

The UK is testing AI tools to enhance ministerial tasks, including drafting responses to MPs and public consultations. Part of PM Sunak's productivity drive, this initiative aims to scale AI usage across departments, promising significant public service improvements and cost savings.

Revolutionizing Government Efficiency: UK’s AI “Red Box” Initiative
UK government adopts AI “Red Box” to streamline parliamentary responses and boost public service efficiency.

Faces Start To Melt (Ruby Roundup)

Your weekly roundup of the crypto markets and news, courtesy of SKALE project Ruby.Exchange.

Faces Start To Melt (Ruby Roundup)
TradFi has had a good week, but all eyes are on Bitcoin as the ETFs accumulate at record pace.

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