OpenAI’s Sam Altman ousted, BlackRock and Fidelity seek Ether ETF, and more: Hodler’s Digest, Nov. 12-18
ChatGPT developer OpenAI removed founder Sam Altman from his CEO position on Nov. 17. Chief technology officer Mira Murati is now serving as interim CEO. According to a blog post, the board of directors engaged in a deliberative review process, which resulted in the conclusion that Altman was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities. Shortly after, OpenAI co-founder and president Greg Brockman revealed his exit from the organization.
The worlds largest asset manager, BlackRock (NYSE:), officially filed for a spot Ether exchange-traded fund (ETF) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Nov. 15. The ETF, dubbed the iShares Trust, aims to reflect generally the performance of the price of Ether, according to the S-1 filed with the SEC. The iShares brand is associated with BlackRock’s ETF products. The move by BlackRock comes nearly a week after it registered the iShares Ethereum Trust with Delawares Division of Corporations and almost six months after it filed its spot ETF application. Following BlackRocks filing, asset manager Fidelity also sought a green light for its own Ether ETF.
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