Brandon Chez

Brandon Chez

Founder and former CEO of CoinMarketCap

Who Is Brandon Chez?

Brandon Chez is the creator of the world's most popular cryptocurrency website, CoinMarketCap. Since its inception in 2013, the website has grown to become the world's leading cryptocurrency information authority and one of the most visited websites of all time. In 2020, Brandon Chez oversaw the institution of new mechanisms for combatting industry-wide prevalence of inflated reported volumes from exchanges sharing their market data with CoinMarketCap after acquiring Hashtag Capital in late 2019. CoinMarketCap is also acquired by Binance in 2020.

While Brandon prefers to remain out of the spotlight, he notoriously disrupted markets at the height of the first bull run in January of 2018 by excluding from price calculations markets from a collection of Korean exchanges which users had previously complained to CoinMarketCap were skewing headline prices higher than what seemed to be the average everywhere else outside of Korea. The choice being his alone, and his doing so without notifying anyone prior the exclusion led to a frenzied outcry from the public & precipitous drops in global crypto market cap followed shortly afterwards.

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"We are excited to push the envelope on cryptocurrency pricing at CoinMarketCap, going beyond our traditional volume-weighted average prices to even more sophisticated price algorithms and analyses."

Picture Source: CoinMarketCap Blog

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