The Week in Numbers: crypto crackdown

STORY: From a deeper U.S. crackdown on crypto, to a very expensive new gadget, this is the Week in Numbers.

Almost $1.3 billion was how much customer money poured out of Coinbase after news it was being sued by U.S. regulators.

Rival crypto exchange Binance suffered a similar fate.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says both are guilty of operating unlicensed exchanges.

$3,499 is the price of Apple’s new and long-rumored Vision Pro headset.

Chief Executive Tim Cook conducted the launch:

“I believe that augmented reality is a profound technology, blending digital content with the real world can unlock experiences like nothing we've ever seen.”

But with a price seven times higher than the latest headset from Meta Platforms, the gadget could struggle for sales.

$5 billion could be the value now of Elon Musk’s brain implant startup Neuralink.

That’s according to Reuters sources, who related details of privately executed stock trades.

Musk says the brain chips could treat everything from obesity to autism, and even enable telepathy.

$9.8 billion is now the forecast profit for the global airline industry this year.

That’s more than double earlier estimates.

Carriers around the world, from Ryanair to Qantas, have lifted forecasts on bets that the summer season will be busy.

And 5 is how many CEOs GameStop has lost in just five years.

Former Amazon exec Matt Furlong was this week the latest to be ejected, prompting shares to plummet.

Once a darling of the meme-stock mania, GameStop has now seen most of its share gains evaporate.