Changpeng Zhao

Founder of Binance

Changpeng Zhao, AKA CZ, is an influential figure in the crypto and blockchain space. He is the founder and CEO of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume.
With over 15 years of experience in the fintech industry, Zhao has a deep understanding of the potential of blockchain technology to transform industries.

He launched Binance with a $15 million initial coin offering (ICO) in 2017 and quickly grew it into a global platform offering spot trading, futures trading, smart contracts, decentralized exchange, and more. He is also the creator of Binance Coin, a utility token that powers many of Binance’s services.

Zhao is known for his innovative approach to the cryptocurrency market, having introduced numerous industry-first features and initiatives, including the Binance Launchpad for fundraising and Binance Academy for education. He is also a frequent speaker at major blockchain and cryptocurrency conferences around the world and is known for his insights into navigating this dynamic industry.