Binance

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Binance
Founded 2017
Founders
Key people
Changpeng Zhao (CEO)
Products Cryptocurrency exchange
Website www.binance.com

Binance is a cryptocurrency exchange.

History

CEO Changpeng Zhao had previously founded Fusion Systems in 2005 in Shanghai; the company built high-frequency trading systems for brokers. In 2013 he joined Blockchain.info as the third member of the cryptocurrency wallet’s team. He also worked at OKCoin as CTO for less than a year, a platform for spot trading between fiat and digital assets.[1]

The company was founded in China but moved its servers and headquarters out of China and into Japan in advance of the Chinese government ban on cryptocurrency trading in September 2017.[2] By March 2018 the company had established offices in Taiwan.[1]

As of January 2018 it was largest crypto-exchange with a BNB market capitalization of $1.3 billion.[3]

In March 2018, Binance announced its intentions to open an office in Malta after stricter regulations in Japan and China.[4] In addition, Binance plans to move to Jersey to expand its European influence, having achieved a exchange license there, and plans to add fiat pairs including the Euro and the British pound to its supported currencies.[5]

In August 2018, Binance along with three other big exchanges raised $32 million for a stable coin project. The idea of stable coins is to provide a cryptocurrency without the notorious volatility of Bitcoin and other popular digital assets.[6][7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ambler, Pamela (7 February 2018). "From Zero To Crypto Billionaire In Under A Year: Meet The Founder Of Binance". Forbes.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Xiao, Eva (30 November 2017). "Three months after launch, this unbanked crypto exchange made $7.5m in profit". Tech in Asia.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Nakamura, Yuji; Lun, Haidi (2018-01-11). "World's Top-Ranked Crypto Exchange Adds 240,000 Users in One Hour". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-03-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Nakamura, Yuji (2018-03-23). "World's Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Heading to Malta". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-03-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Crypto Giant Binance to Offer Euro Trading Pairs This Year". Bloomberg.com. 2018-06-11. Retrieved 2018-06-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Binance and Other Crypto Exchanges Back $32 Million Stable Coin Project". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-08-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Binance Backs $32 Million Funding for Unicorn Founder's Crypto Stablecoin - CoinDesk". CoinDesk. 2018-08-29. Retrieved 2018-08-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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