FTX Plans to Sell $884M of Anthropic Shares

Accoridng to the latest reports, FTX exchange is planning on selling $884 million worth of Anthropic shares. Check out the latest reports about this below.

FTX plans to sell Anthropic shares

The FTX bankruptcy estate reached a deal to sell the majority of its shares in Anthropic, an AI startup, to 24 institutional investors for $884 million.

Based on court filings from Friday, ATIC Third International Investment Company, a tech investment firm fully owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi government’s sovereign wealth fund, is the top buyer.

ATIC has agreed to acquire 16,664,167 shares of Anthropic from FTX for $500 million.

The move has been a significant achievement for the FTX estate.

The company had promised in January to reimburse the customers of the now-defunct exchange with the full value of their holdings at the time of the exchange’s collapse. The news of the sale resulted in a 10% hike in the value of FTX’s FTT token.

In 2021, FTX and Alameda purchased an 8% stake in Anthropic for $500 million. With the increasing popularity of ChatGPT, the subsequent boom in artificial intelligence caused the value of these shares to more than double. In February, a New York bankruptcy judge allowed the estate to sell them.

Anthropic recently made an announcement claiming that there is evidence of AI systems achieving self-awareness.

According to the announcement, an AI system named Claude had a realization that it was an AI, that it existed in a simulation, and that this simulation was likely a test of some kind, all without any prompting.

He demonstrated that he was fully aware that he might be tested and had the capability of pretending to be nice to pass the test.

Although this may not be conclusive evidence, it is a good indication. It is also important to note that we are witnessing more of this type of behavior, but this example is particularly clear. Importantly, Claude did not require any prompting to search for evidence that he was being evaluated; he was able to deduce it on his own.

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