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Fintech Nexus E-newsletter (November 22, 2023): CZ Out as Binance Chief, Pleads Responsible


A lot for a gradual information week this Thanksgiving.

The fast-moving cluster that was the OpenAI management battle seems to have been resolved with Sam Altman returning as CEO. Shoutout to our cartoonist Matt Bodkin who I believed captured the final 5 days at OpenAi nicely (see beneath).

However the OpenAI story was eclipsed yesterday by monumental information on the earth of crypto. The world’s largest crypto change, Binance, has agreed to pay $4.3 billion in fines to the U.S. authorities for violating anti-money-laundering necessities. 

That may have been a large story in and of itself. However when Changpeng Zhao (CZ) appeared in a Seattle courtroom yesterday he pleaded responsible to facilitating transactions with sanctioned teams. He agreed to personally pay a $50 million wonderful and to step down from the CEO position of the corporate he based.

He’ll keep away from jail time not like his fellow crypto luminary Sam Bankman-Fried, and his fall is nowhere close to as full. However this have to be an enormous blow to CZ personally as he’ll not management crucial firm in crypto. 

Completely satisfied Thanksgiving everybody. We might be again on Monday.

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Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao Agrees to Step Down, Plead Responsible

The biggest world crypto change will admit wrongdoing and conform to pay $4.3 billion in fines.


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  • Peter Renton

    Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of Fintech Nexus, the world’s largest digital media firm targeted on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he’s the writer and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the primary and longest-running fintech interview collection.



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