The following excerpt from "Crypto Kingpins," our six-part podcast out today, was published on Monday in Vanity Fair.
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In May 2021, I took a taxi from my home in Singapore to a modernist mansion in a gated community on the resort island of Sentosa.
Forbes Magazine in September listed Changpeng Zhao, a.k.a. CZ, the Chinese-born founder and CEO of crypto-trading exchange Binance, as the 22nd richest person in Singapore, a tiny island nation of 5.5 million people. The magazine put the wealth of CZ, as he’s known, at $1.9