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Changpeng Zhao of @Binance: Why Crypto Matters for Freedom | SALT Talks #107

November 18, 2020 36:58 48
Welcome to another episode of SALT Talks with host Anthony Scaramucci, and guest, Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record of successful startups. He launched Binance in July 2017 and within 180 days grew Binance into the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. An expert in blockchain and trading systems, CZ has built Binance into the leading blockchain ecosystem, comprised of Binance Exchange, Labs, Launchpad, Info, Academy, Research, Trust Wallet and Charity Foundation. Moving all around the world, living in different major cities prevented a lack of connection or reliance on anyone government-backed currency. This set the stage for a life dedicated to cryptocurrency and Bitcoin and ultimately led to the creation of Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Bitcoin has taken on only greater importance as governments issue more currency. “We’re witnessing probably the largest amount of quantitative easing by governments all around the world. And when governments do that, everybody becomes poor because there are more currencies being printed, and you’re not given much of that directly. Bitcoin has limited supply, 21 million of them ever [get made]… You know that’s mathematically guaranteed. No one can change it.” Binance aims to use its company to further build the foundation of crypto and grow its adoption. The goal is to use cryptocurrency to deliver freedom of money in the same way we view freedom of speech. SALT Talks provides a window into the minds of noteworthy business leaders, policy experts and innovators shaping the future. To learn more about this episode, including podcast transcripts and show notes, visit salt.org/talks Listen and subscribe on the platform of your choice: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/salt-talks/id1553797805 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3HGRcJUqJNI496MdE2shIL?si=BFbEkgXN Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5yZWRjaXJjbGUuY Follow SALT on social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/SALTConference Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/salt/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/salt-conference/ Developed, created and produced by SALT Venture Group, LLC #SALTTalks
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