Digital Asset Digest: Weekly News and Market Highlights

1ATH.Studio
3 min readMay 17, 2024

From impressive market surges to exciting new developments, this week’s blockchain news has been nothing short of remarkable.

OpenAI Introduces Advanced Real-Time Conversational ChatGPT

OpenAI has unveiled a groundbreaking update to ChatGPT, enhancing its capabilities to include real-time conversational interactions with support for both audio and video inputs. This latest development allows the model not only to understand spoken language but also to detect emotional nuances in the user’s voice.

GameStop Shares Surge 75% as “Roaring Kitty” Returns to Social Media

GameStop, the video game retailer, experienced a remarkable surge of nearly 75% in its shares on Monday.

This surge occurred shortly after “Roaring Kitty,” an account associated with a social media finance influencer known for his role in the 2021 meme stock rally, returned to the X platform after a three-year absence.

Take-Two Interactive Confirms Grand Theft Auto VI Release for Fall 2025

Take-Two Interactive has reaffirmed that Grand Theft Auto VI will be released in fall 2025, despite circulating rumors of a potential delay into 2026. In its latest earnings report, the company emphasized that its current financial outlook is based on this updated release window. CEO Strauss Zelnick expressed confidence in meeting the target date during an interview with IGN.

Vanguard Appoints Bitcoin-Friendly Ex-BlackRock Exec as CEO

Salim Ramji, a Bitcoin-friendly ex-BlackRock executive who launched their Bitcoin ETF, has been named CEO of Vanguard. His appointment on May 14 raises speculation about Vanguard possibly shifting its Bitcoin stance and considering a spot Bitcoin ETF.

AI-Powered Sarcasm Detection Tool Developed by Researchers

Researchers from the University of Groningen have developed an AI-powered sarcasm detection tool that could reduce misunderstandings in communication. This breakthrough, presented at the Acoustical Society of America’s meeting in Ottawa, utilizes both text and voice analysis to distinguish between serious statements and sarcastic remarks.

Led by graduate student Xiyuan Gao, this innovation addresses the complexities of figurative language, potentially benefiting personal and professional interactions.

Robinhood Expands Crypto Services with Solana Staking in Europe

Robinhood Crypto is broadening its offerings in Europe by introducing a Solana staking option and a new customer rewards program. European users can now stake Solana directly through the Robinhood app, benefiting from the ability to earn rewards with the flexibility of unstaking at any time. Additionally, Robinhood is enticing new users with a 10% bonus on net purchases made during their first 30 days on the platform.

Notcoin Launches on TON Blockchain with Massive Airdrop

The viral Web3 game Notcoin has officially launched its cryptocurrency on The Open Network (TON) blockchain, distributing over 80 billion NOT tokens through a large-scale airdrop to its community. Notcoin, initially introduced as a Telegram Mini App in January, has quickly grown to amass a dedicated player base of over 35 million.

US Senate Votes to Overturn SEC Crypto Rule on Banks

A majority of U.S. Senate lawmakers have passed a resolution 📜urging the SEC to overturn a rule impacting financial institutions that work with crypto firms.

The Senate voted 60–38 to pass H.J.Res. 109, nullifying the SEC’s rule that mandates banks to include customers’ digital assets on their balance sheets, a policy deemed stifling to innovation.

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