Brandon Chez

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Brandon Chez prefers to keep a low profile—despite a contentious doxing by the Wall Street Journal at the beginning of the year. In 2013, he spun up the now heavily trafficked website, which tracks the prices for more than a thousand cryptocurrencies. The site has become the de facto homepage—indeed, the heartbeat—for the virtual money industry. A measure of Chez’s influence: When he delisted South Korean exchanges without warning on Jan. 7th, the move wiped out $100 billion of total cryptoasset market value.

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