March 23, 2023

In response to recent charges surrounding his nationality and involvement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the founder of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has issued a statement denying any such affiliations.

The accusations were brought up during a hearing on the weaponization of the federal government in the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Select Subcommittee. House Democrat Stacey Plaskett presented the claims, which included allegations that CZ was involved with the CCP and that he had ties to the Chinese government.

CZ vehemently denied these allegations, stating that he was not a member of the CCP and that he had no ties to the Chinese government. He also pointed out that Binance was a global company with operations in over 180 countries, and that it was not controlled by any one government or political party.

The hearing also touched on the recent acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk and the subsequent publishing of the “Twitter Files,” which exposed the immoral behaviors of the social media giant. Plaskett highlighted the need for greater transparency and accountability from tech companies, and called for stronger regulations to prevent the weaponization of social media platforms.

The hearing was seen as a wake-up call for the tech industry, which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years for its role in spreading misinformation and facilitating the spread of hate speech and extremist content. Many experts believe that greater regulation is needed to ensure that these platforms are used responsibly and ethically.

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