How CZ created Binance and became the most successful person in crypto
Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the founder and CEO of global cryptocurrency exchange Binance, is one of the most influential crypto personalities today, but his story is a true rags-to-riches one.
CZ was born in Jiangsu in Shanghai. His family moved to Vancouver, Canada in the 1980s, when he was 12. CZ studied computer science engineering at college. He spent the next few decades building trading systems for popular exchanges like the Tokyo Stock Exchange or Bloomberg Tradebook.