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GM. There’s an old saying that goes “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death … and crypto volatility.” Or something like that. This week is no different, with another influx of confusing headlines that leave me wondering if I should go house shopping or search open gigs at McDonald’s.

Without Further Ado. ☕ *knuckle cracks* ☕ Let’s get into it.

Today’s Specials:

No FOMO 🗿 : India Doubles Down On CBDCs 🇮🇳

No FOMO News 📰 : PayPal Adds On-Off Ramps 🛝

AI Intel 🤖 : AI Robots Attended an NFL Game 😨 

Well Known No-Names 📇 : Who Invented Bluetooth 🛜

This IS Financial Advice 🤑 : Is American Food Poisoning Us? 🇺🇸

Conference Corner 📅 : Rooftop at NYFW 👞

India Wants to Popularize its CBDC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is working with lenders to roll out some new features for its CBDC, known as the “e-rupee”.

What you need to know:

  • India wants more people using its digital currency

  • Retail CBDC transactions avg ~ 18,000/day, far behind the RBI's target of one million by the end of the year

  • The feature would allow users to convert their digital currency holdings into cash at bank branches

  • With a “cash-out” feature, more people could use e-rupees for everyday purchases like groceries + bills

TLDR; the world’s largest population is bullish on digital currencies 🇮🇳

No FOMO News 📰

  • PayPal Introduces On and Off Ramps for Web3 Payments (PayPal)

  • CFTC Focuses on DeFi Platforms in Latest US Crypto Crackdown (Bloomberg)

  • FTX Looks to Offload Billions in Crypto: Here’s What it Means (Decrypt)

  • Ethereum is the ‘least-loved digital asset’ this year, CoinShares report shows (Crypto News)

  • ​​Binance to Airdrop $3M in BNB to Users Affected by Morocco Earthquake (Cointelegraph)

  • India Will Decide on Its Crypto Stance in Coming Months (Cointelegraph)

  • Coinbase CEO Discusses US Crypto Regulation — Sees More Institutional Investors Coming In (Bitcoin.com)

  • Where "cryptoization" could thrive (Axios)

  • Crypto companies form Texas blockchain group to advocate for clear regulations (Cointelegraph)

AI Intel 🤖

  • AI robots went to Dolphins-Chargers game and freaked out everyone (SBNation)

  • Meta sets GPT-4 as the bar for its next AI model (TheVerge)

  • Google.org to invest $20M into AI-focused grants for think tanks and academic institutions (TechCrunch)

  • AI app Character.ai is catching up to ChatGPT in the US (TechCrunch)

  • Nvidia, IBM, Salesforce agree to rules to prevent AI harms: White House (Yahoo)

  • AI model speeds up high-resolution computer vision (MITNews)

Well Known No-Names 📇

Our tribute to people in history you’ve never heard of, but paved the way for your modern life

Today we have Jaap Haartsen - the father of Bluetooth

Jaap was an engineer at Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson —so “legally” they are credited with the invention. HOWEVER Jaap was the driving force.

His team laid the foundations for the system that would eventually become known as Bluetooth. Jaap also played a major role in the creation of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, founded in 1998, and served as chairman for the SIG air protocol specifications group from 1998 till 2000. The latter was integral in the standardization of the Bluetooth radio interface.

Remember when we had headphones with cords? 🤮

Luckily, this Swedish nerd saved us from the hell of inconvenience. Raise a glass for Jaap 🥂 

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