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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Sep 25, 2018

In this fast-paced and exhilarating conversation, Changpeng Zhao, aka "CZ," tells the pivotal business decisions that led users to flock to the brand-new Binance in the summer and fall of 2017, catapulting it from obscurity to become the world's most popular crypto exchange within five months. He also describes his regulatory stance, why he focuses on small jurisdictions and why he lets token teams hire their own lawyers to determine whether their coins are securities or not.  He explains the company's insider trading and market manipulation policies and how BNB coin works. Plus, he disputes the notion that stocks have better information due to disclosure rules, lays out Binance's current mission and delineates the differences in the crypto communities in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Episode links:



Binance white paper:

Unchained interview with Bobby Lee:

Unchained interview with Da Hongfei on China bad on ICOs:

Epicenter BTC's interview with CZ:

Binance's "creative" approach to regulation:

Unchained interview on crypto regulation in the US:

Unchained interview with Coin Center:

Binance's purchase of TrustWallet:

Binance's $1 billion investment fund:

Forbes cover story on CZ: