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In this section, I share what I am up to, pictures of the week, what is new in AI and crypto, and more.

Dear readers,

The last two weeks my weekly posts did not go out or were a day late. There was a technical problem at Mailchimp. I believe it is fixed and am hoping you received the email properly on June 29 and July 5.

I was cruising in the Caribbean with my family – all 15 of us. Kids, grandkids, spouses, with Joanne and I for eight days. A great time was held by all. Proof of that is here.

No more talks for the summer. I will be traveling a lot in July, August, and September. Will do my best to keep the weeklies coming. 

Epi One has now raised $753,250 from 136 investors. Seems to be a lot of interest in early detection of cancer.

Epi One’s groundbreaking diagnostic testing platform seeks to make cancer less scary by detecting cancer early enough to cure and accurately enough to treat appropriately. The company is currently in pre-revenue. I have known the CEO, Michael Marquardt, for more than 30 years. He is an articulate and innovative leader.

Here’s a summary of some interesting happenings in the crypto world this week (as of July 4th, 2024):

  • Bitcoin price drop: Bitcoin took a tumble, falling below $60,000 for the first time in two months. Analysts are debating whether this is a temporary dip or a sign of a larger trend https://cointelegraph.com/.
  • Ethereum fees surpass Bitcoin: Interestingly, Ethereum generated more fee income than Bitcoin over the past year, highlighting its network activity https://www.investing.com/crypto/ethereum.
  • Focus on DeFi security: There have been reports of a hack on the Ethereum Foundation and discussions about the importance of insurance in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) https://www.coindesk.com/tag/defi/132/.
  • New Web3 fund: DWF launched a $20 million fund to support Web3 projects in Chinese-speaking regions,indicating continued interest in this area https://www.coindesk.com/tag/defi/132/.
  • Layer 3 developments: Orbs, a layer 3 blockchain, announced the launch of its liquidity hub, potentially improving liquidity in the crypto market https://twitter.com/orbs_network?lang=en.

It’s important to stay up-to-date on crypto news, but remember that the market can be volatile.

Here’s a look at some fresh developments in AI this week (as of July 4th, 2024):

These are just a few examples. You can follow these resources for more in-depth AI news:

My YouTube channel is at http://www.youtube.com/jrpatric The oldest one on the channel was from a speech I gave in Paris in 1996. It is here.