Changpeng Zhao, more commonly known as CZ, is the co-founder and CEO of Binance. CZ is credited with growing Binance rapidly within months and launched the Binance coin (BNB) in 2017. By April 2019, Binance had launched the Binance Smart Chain and projects flooded to the platform.
In 2023, the SEC announced it was suing CZ and Binance for several violations of US securities laws.
CZ in the News
Interviews with CZ
- 2018-10-25: Cointelegraph Interview with Binance's Changpeng Zhao (CZ)
What’s CZ’s net worth?
CZ now has a net worth of over 13 billion dollars, with Binance being the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by volume.
When was CZ’s introduction to cryptocurrency?
CZ first heard about Bitcoin in 2013 while playing poker with Bobby Lee (who would later found BTCC).
Is CZ a Chinese citizen?
Despite being born in China, CZ moved to Canada when he was only 12 years old and has stated he is “a Canadian citizen, period.”