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 Blockchain.info 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.


Interview: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ)

12 Aug 2020 1 minute read 28 comments boxmining

CZ needs little introduction - he's the CEO of Binance exchange, the biggest crypto exchange in the world. We're having a live discussion with CZ about the recent develops in the cryptocurrency space, including the rise of Decentralized Finance (DeFi...

Bitcoin Whales: Why They Matter and Who They Are

10 Dec 2021 3 minute read 4 comments Mike Ermolaev

In the cryptocurrency community, individuals or organizations that hold large amounts of Bitcoin and have the power to manipulate the value of Bitcoin are known as Bitcoin whales. The metaphor of whales is used because when these major players move o...

Year In Crypto: Top Personalities of 2021

25 Dec 2021 3 minute read 2 comments GetBlock

CZ, SBF, OpenSea CEO and Axie Infinity co-founder: Key figureheads of 2021 as seen by GetBlock’s editorial team. The year of 2021 in crypto will be remembered for the regulatory crackdown in China, NFT and ‘Play-to-Earn’ manias, new Bitcoin ATH, Ethe...

15 JAN 2022 (SAT)- Binance (BNB) Report Card

15 Jan 2022 6 minute read 1 comment quantdoge

Investment Disclaimer: I am not a registered investment, legal, or tax adviser or a broker/dealer, and all opinions expressed by me are from my research for educational purposes only. Past performance presented here is not an indicator of future per...

Diplomatic CZ's Positive Views on Crypto Regulations

13 Jul 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Yugocean

     In order to create implementation standards and define regulation, including the Web3 ecosystem, CZ has stressed successful collaboration between crypto firms and policymakers. No To Dispute With Regulations The economic independence and privac...

Blockchain is the New FDI to Rise Fund, Says Binance CEO

28 Jul 2022 1 minute read 1 comment Yugocean

     Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the CEO of Binance, asserts that he has never encountered a government that opposes foreign direct investment (FDI). CZ has linked blockchain to FDI, referring to it as the "most direct way" for entrepreneurs to raise money...

Binance and BNB: TOP Things You Should Know - Publish0x Emails

26 Mar 2020 2 minute read 14 comments igort

Disclaimer: This post is a reproduction of an email we've sent to the Publish0x email list on March 2nd, 2020. It contains links to some of the best posts our authors have written in and around Binance and $BNB. These posts explain what Binance and B...

Top Things You Should Know About Binance

29 Jan 2020 45 minute read 43 comments MuyAsk

Hey guys :) It’s been a while since the last time I posted about MakerDAO, DAI & SAI, however, the following piece - on Binance and BNB took much longer than I expected to put together so I hope you enjoy it! The list of Q&A is pretty long so first c...

What is WazirX (WRX) - [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding WazirX]

1 May 2020 7 minute read 8 comments Mr.CryptoWiki

Everybody needs a place to trade cryptocurrency. Luckily, the majority of countries within the developed world now have large platforms to go and trade their cryptocurrencies at, such as Binance or Coinbase.  However, investing in cryptocurrencies wi...

Binance Opens 'Innovation Zone' for New DeFi Tokens

24 Sep 2020 1 minute read 11 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Binance has launched a new “Innovation Zone” for select users to trade upcoming DeFi tokens, according to a blog post published on September 21. The Innovation Zone was motivated by the desire to bring a balance of accessibility to DeFi coins while...