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In today's roundup, CZ has settled criminal charges against Binance but faces up to 18 months in jail. Sam Altman is set to return to OpenAI, under a different board. Nvidia has taken new restrictions on exporting AI chips to China in its stride, and the UK government has conducted a desperate tax giveaway. We also take a look at the relationship between the crypto markets and total global liquidity.


Binance CEO Resigns Amidst $4.3 Billion US Settlement

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao steps down, pleading guilty to US anti-money laundering breaches in a $4.3 billion settlement. Zhao pays $50 million personally, retaining his stake in Binance amidst legal scrutiny over crypto exchange operations.

Binance CEO Resigns Amidst $4.3 Billion US Settlement
Changpeng Zhao resigns as Binance CEO, pleading guilty as the exchange reaches a $4.3 billion settlement with the US over anti-money laundering law violations.

Sam Altman Reclaims Leadership At OpenAI With New Board Oversight

Sam Altman is reinstated as OpenAI's CEO under a new board featuring Bret Taylor and Larry Summers, following employee and investor rebellion against his dismissal. The shakeup includes Microsoft's support and a commitment to improved governance and stakeholder safety.

Sam Altman Reclaims Leadership At OpenAI With New Board Oversight
Sam Altman returns as OpenAI chief under a new board, following employee and investor demands, amidst a recent leadership crisis.

Federal Reserve Hesitates On Further Rate Hikes Amid Economic Uncertainty

Fed officials show caution on raising rates further, as per November FOMC minutes. The focus is on watching economic data closely to gauge inflation progress, with current rates maintained amid uncertainty.

Federal Reserve Hesitates On Further Rate Hikes Amid Economic Uncertainty
Federal Reserve officials opt for a cautious approach on further rate hikes, focusing on economic data to guide inflation control measures.

Nvidia Navigates AI Chip Restrictions, Forecasts Robust Growth

Nvidia anticipates robust growth, offsetting significant sales drops in China due to US AI chip export restrictions. With record revenues and innovative AI processors, Nvidia adapts strategically, designing new compliant chips, and maintaining its market dominance in AI technology.

Nvidia Navigates AI Chip Restrictions, Forecasts Robust Growth
Nvidia forecasts resilient growth despite AI chip export restrictions to China, buoyed by strong global demand and new product innovations.

Bitcoin: A Barometer Of Liquidity

As "digital gold", bitcoin is a hedge against monetary debasement. Bitcoin's cycle appears to be closely tied to total global liquidity, which is now on the rise again.

Bitcoin: A Barometer Of Liquidity
The growth of M2 global liquidity correlates closely with bitcoin price action.

UK Budget: "Responsible" Tax Cuts

The UK's finances leave little room to maneuver, but the Conservative Party, 20 points behind in the polls, are desperate to attract voters back with tax giveaways.

UK Budget: “Responsible” Tax Cuts
Trailing 20 points in the polls, the UK’s Conservative Party has sought to attract voters back with tax cuts it can ill afford.

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