Changpeng Zhao

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Changpeng “CZ” Zhao is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Before founding Binance, which is headquartered in the crypto friendly nation of Malta, Zhao served as the Head of Development at and the Chief Technology Officer at OKCoin. Born in Jiangsu province of China, Zhao and his family moved to Canada in the 1980s, later obtaining a degree in computer science from McGill University. 

Zhao has also worked as the Head of Tradebook Futures Development for Bloomberg and for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, developing software for trading for both entities. He had also founded BijieTech, an exchange systems provider, in 2015.

Changpeng Zhao is a prominent member of the cryptocommunity and is considered one of the most highly influential individuals in the space. Binance has quickly risen to prominence as an exchange that serves users on a global level, making a remarkable rise to world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume in under a year.

Zhao is also popular among investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts and his statements often make headlines. Not one to shy away from making an opinion, Zhao frequently offers updates and analyses on Twitter and in blog posts, words which are heeded quite closely by the crypto markets. This extraordinary saw Zhao become a billionaire in under a year, a story that has been repeatedly covered by media outlets. 

As Binance continues to implement more features and offer new services, and expand to new regions, such as America, the exchange is only predicted to grow even further.

Binance on its journey without CZ

9 Dec 2023 1 minute read 4 comments Yugocean

     Binance has embarked on an untenable journey. The new CEO is not serious, and neither are the investors staying long. HODLing Is Down      An increasing number of investors left Binance following CZ's resignation. While investors still have fa...

Crypto Weekly Recap: CR7 Sued Over Binance Ties; Celsius Allows Withdrawals; Genesis and DCG Settle $620M Suit; and More (Nov. 26–Dec. 2, 2023)

3 Dec 2023 5 minute read 0 comments MelegaSwap

Welcome to this week's crypto recap! It's been an eventful week in the global crypto market, with a series of interesting updates from multiple high-profile lawsuits. It's good news for #Bitcoin enthusiasts, as the coin saw a surge in price, hitting...

Investors Starting to Eye Crypto

1 Dec 2023 2 minute read 1 comment ulriklykke

In Q3, the U.S. economy outpaced expectations, experiencing a robust growth with an annualised GDP growth of 5.2%.This surpassed the estimate by Dow Jones of 4.9% by a good margin, and should be good for overall sentiment in the equities markets.  Ho...

CZ Really Wants to Go Home to the UAE

30 Nov 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Beta Syndicate

Why Does the US Department of Justice Want CZ to Stay? The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a longstanding policy of not entering into bilateral extradition treaties with certain countries, including the United States. This decision is based on a combi...

Changpeng Zhao's naivety has cost him over $4.3 billion and could potentially lead him to prison.

29 Nov 2023 2 minute read 5 comments alberdioni8406

Wed, Nov 29 I believe the former CEO of Binance and billionaire entrepreneur in the cryptocurrency industry, Changpeng Zhao, or simply CZ, now regrets making a "gentleman's agreement" with the U.S. Department of Justice. The agreement's main point wa...

Binance CEO Richard Teng talks customer funds, crypto regulation and CZ exit in exclusive first interview

28 Nov 2023 1 minute read 2 comments LeftFooted

The lovely, and extremely competent and enjoyable, people from the Coin Bureau YouTube channel managed to score a major point by getting Richard Teng, the newly-appointed CEO of Binance, to have a sit down with them to talk about a bunch of things....

It's not over - Most hated entity in the world is still gunning for Binance

28 Nov 2023 1 minute read 3 comments LeftFooted

We all thought the Binance saga would end with CZ resigning from the job and settling the case with a record $4.3 billion fee but, alas, it's not to be. Not yet, anyway. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is happy with the result but, guess who, ou...

Binance's New CEO Reveals His Plans

28 Nov 2023 1 minute read 3 comments Cryptofab

In his first blog post as Binance's new CEO, Richard Teng outlined his plans. He emphasized the importance of innovation, user focus, and collaboration with policymakers. He also touched on Binance's strong financial standing and its commitment to se...

Is Binance Losing Its Soul?

27 Nov 2023 2 minute read 2 comments Cryptofab

I recently read the profile of a newly appointed Binance's compliance officer. According to this article, one of his main goals is to make Binance more compliant with regulations... This got me thinking: is Binance losing its soul? CZ, the founder of...

CZ's latest move has people asking questions

26 Nov 2023 1 minute read 0 comments LeftFooted

Changpeng 'CZ' Zhao changed his X handle and, apparently, his account was temporarily restricted as a result. CZ even tried to get ahold of Elon Musk. "The X bot detection algo[rithm] also needs work, [Elon Musk]. It doesn't detect the bad bots, an...