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.

Leaked Documents Reportedly Show How Binance Tried to Avoid US Regulation

30 Oct 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

Binance has stirred some controversy, after Forbes reported on October 29 that the exchange had conducted an “elaborate scheme” to evade regulation. Forbes reports that senior executives of Binance devised an “elaborate corporate inten...

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...

Community Tells Binance's CEO to DYOR Under His Tweet On DeFi

25 Aug 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

On August 24, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted criticism on the state of DeFi, and specifically the ill-fated YAM Finance protocol, which led to the cryptocommunity offering some criticism in return.  Zhao said that there would be “many projects l...

Binance CEO Says DeFi is the Future

18 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao was interviewed by crypto content creator Boxmining on August 11, discussing industry trends and Binance’s own plans for the future. Highlights from the interview included discussions on the potential of DeFi, DEX adoption...

赵长鹏 and Gaming

13 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Cryptopsycho21

 I found a PublishOx article that I found really enlightening.  It was from “boxmining” and it was a video interview of Changpeng Zhao, 赵长鹏, or CZ.  His article gives a good breakdown of the points discussed- link here.  The Youtube link to Boxmi...

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...

Liechtenstein's regulator thwarted a deal between CEO Binance and Union Bank

11 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Danyakot

The Liechtenstein financial markets authority (FMA) rejected Union Bank's bid to sell a large share of the business to the head of Binance, Changpeng Zhao. This is reported by The Block with reference to a local publication. Union Bank initially plan...

Changpeng Zhao shared his first experience using the Binance card

11 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Kluma

The head of the Binance exchange, Changpeng Zhao, said that he became a beta tester of the cryptocurrency debit card being prepared for launch, and spoke about the first experience of using the product. “All transactions are real. Audible from Amaz...

Binance "Reset"?

29 Jun 2020 1 minute read 3 comments lioha369

Binance "reset"? 😱 Binance has carried out the largest update of the trading engine over the past 2 years, increasing the processing speed of operations by 10 times. CZ says that they redid the mechanism of work to a new programming language, rewrit...

Fill your weekend with Blockdown 2020 blockchain streaming Conference!

20 Jun 2020 1 minute read 1 comment alberdioni8406

After Reimagine conference I have been waiting to see another streaming meeting with the greatest minds on the industry and I come to spot the Blockdown 2020 that will have one of the panelists Akon and his team to present some of the Akoin project p...