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.


CZ Says There Would Be No Binance Coin if It Wasn't for Vitalik

5 Jun 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, in a tweet posted on June 3, said that Binance Coin (BNB) would never have existed if not for Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin.  The conversation started after CZ, as the CEO is often called, replied to a tweet l...

Binance CEO: Crypto Traders Lose To Long-Term Investors, Industry Still In Its Early Stages

26 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PassionCryptodotcom

Changpeng Zhao, general manager of Binance cryptocurrency exchange , said internal data shows that active crypto traders have lower returns than investors who buy and hold for the long term. In a new series of Tweets, Zhao answers a follower's questi...

CLAIM: Binance CEO May Tackle CZ CoinMarketCap !!!

19 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments koksalkd

Binance (BNB) CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) may have accidentally acknowledged his involvement in the management of CoinMarketCap, which was recently purchased in his last post. Going on the footsteps of Elon Musk? "This ranking is extremely biased to we...

RIP CoinMarketCap 2013-2020

15 May 2020 2 minute read 26 comments Creepto

What is CoinMarketCap? According to CoinMarketCap's LinkedIn page: CoinMarketCap is the world's most trusted & accurate source for crypto market capitalizations, pricing and information. CoinMarketCap is a U.S. company registered in the United Stat...

Binance New Up & Down Tokens Spark Controversy

14 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Binance’s latest addition, Binance Leveraged Tokens (BLVT), announced via a blog post on May 13, has met with some criticism from the cryptocommunity. The new tokens, Binance says, eased liquidation risk and the “nitty-gritty of managing a leveraged...

Binance blocks Ethereum from Upbit hackers, CZ says they have to fight bad actors

14 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments PassionCryptodotcom

Binance , the largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of transaction volumes, froze 137 ETH ($ 27,164) sent by Upbit hackers.  Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance , quickly responded to a tweet from the latest batch of stolen funds from Twitter from Whal...

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...

Quantitative Easing to Drive Bitcoin Price UP, Says Binance CEO

17 Apr 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, speaking at the Blockdown Conference 2020 that is being held virtually on April 16 and 17, offered an optimistic forecast for Bitcoin, saying that the price of the asset would rise as a result of the numerous quantitative...

Get Brave Browser for Your Privacy –CZ of Binance

11 Apr 2020 1 minute read 16 comments CryptoSorted

While it costs you money to buy bitcoin and most cryptos, securing your privacy online is free –All you have to do is download, install and use the Brave Browser according to CZ, CEO of Binance. In a recent tweet, CZ urged his followers and twitter c...

Forbes' Billionaires 2020 List Has 4 Crypto Personas, but CZ Absent from List

9 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Forbes has announced its Billionaires 2020 list - of which there are over 2000 - and those in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry amount to 4.  In order of ranking, the four individuals are Bitmain co-founder Micree Zhan at #690 and $3.2 billi...