Binance's registered users +40M to 170M in 2023

Brought to you by:

Click to subscribe to the newsletter read by 85K+ CEOs and leaders.

Top stories today:

  1. Binance's registered users +40M to 170M in 2023
  2. Carbon-free energy reaches 40% market share in U.S.
  3. Israeli tech startup funding -15% YoY to $1.45B in Q4
  4. Cybertruck's 1st reported accident shows little damage

0. Data and calendar

All values as of 6 AM ET / 3 AM PT, other than S&P500 close (4 PM ET / 1 PM PT).

All times are ET.

1. Binance's registered users +40M to 170M in 2023

Binance also said it held licenses and regulatory authorizations in 18 jurisdictions

2. Carbon-free energy reaches 40% market share in U.S. in 2023, from 39% in 2022

Total energy consumption has stable since 2007

The 1st nuclear reactor since 2016 launched this year, highlighting the industry's stagnation

  • Business news articles have gotten long, fluffy, opinionated, and too politically motivated. That's why business news outlets bringing a unique spin to business news, like this newsletter and THE CEO REPORT, are growing at a record pace.

  • THE CEO REPORT recaps the most important business news, economic trends, and leadership insights for 85,000 CEOs every evening 100% free.

*Sponsored. Click the links to subscribe to The CEO Report's free newsletter.

4. Israeli tech startup funding -15% YoY to $1.45B in Q4

Read more: Bloomberg.

5. Cybertruck's 1st reported accident appears to show little damage

To be fair, though:

  1. It was the Corolla that hit the Cybertruck, at an “unknown speed.”

    • “The Toyota then re-entered the roadway, crossed over the double yellow lines into the northbound lane, and crashed into a Tesla Cybertruck traveling north on SR-35 northbound.”

  2. We can't see the other side of the Cybertruck.

6. U.S. homicide rate set to drop to 5.6 per 100K in 2023, near record low

7. Interesting videos, posts, and memes

8. Other headlines


  • Baidu: Ernie AI chatbot reaches 100M users, unclear whether it's MAUs.

  • Microsoft working on AI-focused Surface laptops for 2024.

  • Hinge founder interview on how AI will improve dating.


  • Masimo sued True Wearables in 2018 and won permanent injunction.

  • SpaceX, DOJ launch secretive Boeing X-37B spaceplane.

  • Affirm stock +430% YTD after -90% in 2022.

  • Huawei expects 2023 revenue at $99B, +9% YoY.

  • Apple's massive push to make the Mac gaming-friendly: a look at.

  • The CEO Report: become a better leader by subscribing, 100% free.*

  • toddle: no-code tool to develop web apps 10x faster.*


Tech & law

  • Google agrees to settle $5B Chrome Incognito class-action lawsuit.

  • JD wins $1B in damages in antitrust lawsuit against Alibaba.

  • NVIDIA's Chinese GTX 4090 chip has 10% fewer processing cores.

  • X loses effort to block California's content moderation law.

  • Shein hires political advisors as it preps for IPO.


  • FDA warns Amazon about “bootlet Viagra” found on platform.

  • Human life valued at $220K per year: study.




  • LUNA, UST ruled securities by Judge Rakoff.

  • Celsius’s bankruptcy plan approved by judge.

  • OKX to delist privacy coins, including Monero, Zcash, Dash.

  • India warns 9 exchanges, including Binance, Kraken, on non-compliance.

U.S. politics

  • Maine's Secretary of State bars Trump from primary ballot.

  • Trump flew parallel elector certificates to DC on Jan. 4, 2020.

  • Haley: “of course” Civil War was about slavery, after criticism.

  • 25 top charts from 538 in 2023.


  • U.S. tries to persuade ships sailing through Red Sea is safe.

  • Hamas showed pattern of rape, mutilation on Oct. 7.: NYT investigation.

  • Biden pushes Netanyahu to solve Palestinian tax revenue issue.

  • Russia moves Black Sea fleet away from Crimea into Novorossiysk.

  • Ukraine's premier pleads for more aid, as 2024 financing needs reach $37B.

  • Iraq gets 2 Chinese firms to build 30K housing units for new city.

  • Chinese spy ballon used U.S. internet provider: U.S. officials.

  • Hong Kong student activist flees to UK, seeks asylum.

  • Taiwan's top presidential hopefuls increasingly skeptical of China.

Was this newsletter forwarded to you? Sign up here. Liked it? Forward it to friends and get rewards (see below).

What did you think of today's newsletter?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

Disclaimer: The Bay Area Times is a news publisher. All statements and expressions herein are the sole opinions of the authors or paid advertisers. The information, tools, and material presented are provided for informational purposes only, are not financial advice, and are not to be used or considered as an offer to buy or sell securities; and the publisher does not guarantee their accuracy or reliability. You should do your own research and consult an independent financial adviser before making any investments. Neither the publisher nor any of its affiliates accepts any liability whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from any use of the information contained herein. Assets mentioned may be owned by members of the Bay Area Times team.

Please read our Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy before using Our Service.

Subscribe to keep reading

This content is free, but you must be subscribed to Bay Area Times to continue reading.

Already a subscriber?Sign In.Not now