(Full Interview) What’s Next for CZ? Binance CEO on Getting Hacked, Being Compliant, and His Future

Changpeng Zhao, better known as CZ, is one of the most influential figures in cryptocurrency / blockchain circles. From flipping burgers at McDonald’s to getting his computer science degree at McGill University, to now founder and CEO of Binance, CZ has built one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges.

Forkast.News Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau sits down “In Conversation with CZ.” In this unreserved 40-minute conversation, CZ reveals how Binance was forced to be compliant, how he views Facebook Libra, and how a recent $40 mln dollar hack was a blessing in disguise. He talks about the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency, and his own future at Binance.


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Angie Lau, is Editor-in-Chief, CEO and founder of Forkast.News. She is an award-winning veteran journalist who interviews newsmakers, CEOs, and icons, including the exclusive with Li Ka-shing — his first television one-on-one in more than a decade. Angie is a respected thought leader in blockchain technology, having been featured in Vogue Hong Kong’s May, 2019 issue: “Power of Next” for her leadership in media covering blockchain for a global audience. Angie speaks at conferences around the world, including the Forbes Summit, Binance Blockchain Week, Paris Blockchain Week Summit, Asia Blockchain Summit, and many others.

Before founding Forkast in July 2018, Angie anchored Bloomberg TV’s flagship morning show “First Up with Angie Lau” broadcast globally into 350 million homes, offices and trading floors. Angie’s TED Talk “I Am Not Supposed to Be Here” is now a TED Ed Lesson for its global audience of 6.7 million followers.

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