Most Influential 2021: Changpeng Zhao
Changpeng Zhao (often simply called â€œCZâ€) may be the worldâ€™s richest person. As founder of cryptocurrency behemoth Binance, heâ€™s not only the largest shareholder in the worldâ€™s most active crypto exchange, but has also had the opportunity to amass a significant binance coin (BNB) and bitcoin position. Binance, founded in 2017 and currently without a legal headquarters, is estimated to be worth $300 billion and has few outside investors. After years of resisting legal scrutiny, CZ has taken steps this year to work with regulators for all corners of the world.
Inevitable: Binance published a list of â€œfundamentalâ€ crypto rights â€“ including the ability to self-custody, data privacy and reliable security â€“ that ought to apply to all people living through this seismic technological and economic revolution. The final point made in this crypto constitution reads, â€œRegulation is inevitable.â€
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