Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao

Founder and CEO of Binance


For any internet-based business, I don’t understand why anyone would not accept crypto for payments. It is easier, faster and cheaper to integrate than traditional payment gateways. Less paperwork. And reaches more diverse demographics and geography,

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

Let’s get a little bit silly. After all, we’ve earned the right to enjoy ourselves. :)

What would our Cryptomover look like if they were an NFT? Based on character traits, accolades & the length of their nose hair, we picked following inspiration / artwork to represent our crypto-influencer: