Palworld Updates, Crypto Whales' Moves And More
January 29, 2024

Palworld Updates, Crypto Whales' Moves And More


Welcome back to our weekly newsletter. We’re nearing the end of January - and this week has brought some interesting updates in emerging tech!


FMG Research Report: Three Problems with AI and Solutions to DePIN

According to statistics, from September 2022 to August 2023, the world's top 50 AI products have generated more than 24 billion visits, with an average of Monthly growth is 236.3 million times. Behind the prosperity of AI products is the increasing dependence on computing power. Companies like Aethir are trying to solve this challenge. 

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OpenAI Scraps Promise to Disclose Key Documents

OpenAI, the research lab behind ChatGPT, is no longer committed to transparency about its work. The company had pledged to publish research papers and share technical details but now says keeping some findings private is needed for safety. Critics argue this reversal will harm public understanding of AI risks.  

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OpenAI Suspends Politician-Impersonating Chatbot Developer

OpenAI has banned a developer who used ChatGPT to imitate the speech patterns of specific politicians. The lab says this violates their policy against misleading impersonations that can erode public trust. Critics say this action undermines claims that ChatGPT won't censor certain views. 

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Major Crypto Whales Go Bargain Hunting Amid Price Slide

Bitcoin prices fall, and the largest holders are stocking up and buying the dip. Data shows significant purchasing by "whales" holding 1,000+ BTC. These big investors likely see current low prices as a chance to acquire digital assets cheaply in hopes of long-term gains when the market eventually recovers. 

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Bitcoin's Layer 2 Chains Could Fuel Recovery

Scalability improvements from layer 2 solutions like Lightning Network may help catalyze a Bitcoin price rebound. By reducing transaction fees and wait times, these overlays make crypto usage faster and cheaper, supporting adoption.  

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Spot Bitcoin ETFs Buy 100K BTC in 7 Days

Physical bitcoin ETFs purchased over 100,000 BTC in their first week of trading, showing strong institutional demand. These ETFs hold actual bitcoin, unlike futures-based funds. Their rapid early growth signals confidence in crypto as an investable asset. 

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Palworld Developers Outline Major Planned Updates

The creators of the monster-hunting game Palworld have revealed new features coming soon in free updates. These include PvP battles, raid boss events, and crossplay functionality across platforms.  

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Nintendo Announces Wii U and 3DS Online Shutdown Date

 Nintendo has announced it will terminate all online services for the Wii U and 3DS by March 2023. This will impact digital purchases, online play, and more. Users are advised to tie their accounts to Switch before the shutdown.  

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‘Call of Duty' Adding 'The Boys' Character as Operator

The next Call of Duty DLC will include a character from the show 'The Boys’ as a playable operator.  Fans will be able to play as the hero Starlight when the content launches across platforms.  

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Can FinOps Save Cloud Cost Management?

FinOps practices are gaining steam as a way to optimize cloud spending and prevent waste. This financial operations approach brings financial accountability to cloud usage and guides budgeting. 

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Genesys Acquires Radarr to Unify Customer Experience

Cloud contact center provider Genesys has acquired Radarr to integrate real-time speech analytics into its platform. This will help Genesys customers gain insights from customer calls using AI and machine learning.

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Global Cloud Revenue Surpassed $250B in 2022

Total worldwide cloud infrastructure spending exceeded $250 billion last year, up 20% from 2021. AWS maintained its lead position with 34% market share, while Microsoft Azure gained ground in second place. 

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And that wraps up this week’s DCI news. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to keep our finger on the pulse of all things gaming, cloud, AI and Web3! 

Until next week! 

Team Aethir

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