‘Bad’ crypto projects should not be bailed out says Binance founder CZ

Binance founder and CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao argues that “bad” crypto projects should be left to fail and not receive bailouts from crypto firms with healthy cash reserves. In a June 23 blog post, CZ said that firms that have been poorly operated, poorly managed or have released poorly designed products shouldn’t receive bailouts — and should instead be left to crumble: “In short, they are just ‘bad’ projects. These should not be saved. Sadly, some of these ‘bad’ projects have a large number of users, often acquired through inflated…

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Binance’s CZ Says Crypto Price Fluctuations Normal as Industry Is Still Growing

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of the popular crypto exchange Binance, has said it might take Bitcoin some months to a couple of years to get back to the all-time-highs previously reached by the coin. ChangPeng told Guardian ePaper, a UK-based news outlet, that he believes if investors in 2018 were told that Bitcoin would be $20k in 2022, they would have been very happy. However, he admitted that the current $20k price of Bitcoin is low considering its previous highs. CZ said, “I think given this price drop from the all-time…

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CZ says funds are ‘SAFU’

Crypto’s Black Monday continues to wreak havoc. Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of crypto exchange Binance, tweeted that there would be a temporary pause on Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals. Temporary pause of $BTC withdrawals on #Binance due to a stuck transaction causing a backlog. Should be fixed in ~30 minutes. Will update. Funds are SAFU. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) June 13, 2022 CZ, who often lends his opinion to projects and the market, regularly tweets on behalf of Binance to his 6.4 million followers. He quickly updated the tweet to show:  This…

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CZ visits Palau to kick off BNB Chain-supported ID NFTs for digital residency program

The Republic of Palau announced Friday that it will issue identification cards to its digital residents in the form of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) on Binance’s BNB Chain blockchain. Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) was on hand in the Pacific Island nation for the unveiling of the NFTs and to meet with Palauan President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. Palau introduced its Root Name System (RNS) Digital Residency program in January. California-based Cryptic Labs took part in the development of the program, which provides global citizens with identity cards issued…

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Binance’s CZ says he is ‘skeptical’ about the Terra relaunch

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, also known as CZ, expressed skepticism around the revival plan for the Terra ecosystem and the launch of the new LUNA token. “I try not to predict what the community will do. […] Many are skeptical. I’m one of those guys,” said CZ in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph. Following the collapse of TerraUSD (USD), the Terra ecosystem’s stablecoin, CZ criticized its team for not handling the crisis properly and pointed at the project’s flaws that led to the crash. Still, Binance is now actively participating…

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Binance CEO CZ to support Terra community but expects more transparency

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the CEO of crypto exchange Binance, recently questioned the idea of hard forking the Terra blockchain as a means to revive the once-thriving LUNA and UST ecosystems. Following up on the same, CZ revealed his perspective on the appropriate course of action for falling projects across the crypto community. “This won’t work,” said CZ while dismissing the validators’ idea of a hard forking to TERRA2, which would involve providing a new version of LUNA to all holders based on a snapshot of the holdings before the market…

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President Bukele hits out at Bitcoin Bond ‘FUD’ as CZ jets in to El Salvador

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele took to Twitter on Wednesday evening, hitting out at a Reuters report claiming Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) was flying in to save El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bond. “Please don’t spread Reuter’s FUD,” Bukele tweeted to his 3.6 million followers, rebuking the claim that CZ was flying in to assist after the $1 billion bond offering, originally scheduled for mid-March, was postponed until September. He was responding to a tweet on the subject by Bitcoin Magazine, which has now deleted the post. I’m a fan of…

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Binance CEO CZ richest crypto billionaire at $96B: Bloomberg

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance, tops the list of richest crypto billionaires with an estimated net worth of $96 billion. According to Bloomberg CZ ranks 11th among the world’s richest people as Binance retains its position as the biggest crypto exchange in terms of trading volume. CZ, the 44-year-old crypto entrepreneur, overtook Asia’s richest billionaire Mukesh Ambani despite Bloomberg excluding his personal crypto holdings such as Bitcoin (BTC) and the exchange’s in-house Binance Coin (BNB) tokens. The industry is growing. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) October 26, 2021 According to…

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Centralized systems are here to stay, says Binance CEO CZ

In a tongue-in-cheek hot seat video to round off 2021, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, or “CZ,” responded to a series of curated Tweets from the Binance community. The Chinese-Canadian business executive’s standout message was that centralized exchanges such as Binance would remain relevant in 2022 and beyond. Riposting to a loaded tweet about centralized finance’s dark side as well as the future of decentralized finance, CZ said, “Today, we still need the centralized systems to integrate with the traditional financial industry so that we can bring the money into and…

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CZ is wealthiest Chinese person with $90B, NFT yachts, and MonoX hacked – Cointelegraph Magazine

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.   Top of the food chain This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone in the crypto industry, but Binance founder CZ has been crowned the richest Chinese person in the world. The list appeared in Caijing Magazine, a financial publication based in Beijing. CZ was credited as having a net worth of around $90 billion, a huge…

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