CZ answered several rounds of personal questions, gave his take on the sobering events of 2022, took crowd questions, and more!
Binance CEO Speaks for Davos Crowd
CZ joined Parlikar for half an hour on January 18 for a fireside chat entitled “Blockchain’s Tipping Point is Here.” The conversation dove into several topics like the current state of crypto and how to build, plus Parlikar pulled out some personal questions to learn more about CZ the man. The audience was also given time to throw some questions at CZ and pick his brain a bit.
Parlikar opened up with a joke about CZ’s hair but quickly circled back to more serious topics. With the backdrop of the bear market and the sobering realities from the various titanic industry collapses in 2022, CZ reminded the audience to go back to basics, push the FUD aside and go back to fundamentals to be safe and reliable.
“There are three parts to building trust,” CZ explained to the crowd. “We’re in an industry where we can use technology that is trustless. We can [also] be more transparent, proof of reserves, Merkle trees […], and the third is to build trust over time. If we can consistently demonstrate we are reliable […] we can earn our users trust over time.”
Parlikar got CZ to open up personally about several topics. For example, CZ doesn’t listen to too much music. He admitted to seeing Akon live in concert, being a fan of the Weekend, and also the Korean band Black Pink. He says he loves all musicians who like crypto.
When the question came to his favorite food, CZ said he loves all food. He loves food from cultures all over the world and specifically noted his love for carbs. CZ also admitted he loves his mother’s cooking, albeit she may not be so great.
For hobbies, CZ loves snowboarding–adding that he went to Switzerland to board twice in December––and hanging out with friends where he may go out for a drink and socialize.
One of CZ’s other passions is traveling and learning about other cultures. He said his job doesn’t allow him to visit touristy places despite his constant movement around the globe. He goes from hotel to an event to hotel to plane. He wants to go relax on the beach in a place like Bora Bora and see ancient sites in Peru and Mexico.
Take a look at the full talk below, CZ’s session begins around 4:40 hour mark.
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