Binance

Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO of Binance

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Who's CZ?

Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, launched Binance in July 2017 and has since grown it into the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange for retail investors. It’s a long way from when he was flipping burgers while studying at McGill University in Montreal. In addition to leading Binance, CZ has also become a social media personality in his own right, with his trademark “funds are safu” having been launched into the crypto-meme hall of fame.

In 2020, Binance reached $2 trillion in total trading volume, and its Binance Coin (BNB) is now the third-biggest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Zhao was born in Jiangsu, China. His father, a professor, was labeled a pro-bourgeois intellect and temporarily exiled shortly after CZ was born. Zhao is temporarily based in Singapore.

If CZ were an NFT

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