Binance backs Musk stance over free speech on Twitter
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Changpeng Zhao, who goes by CZ, said he used Twitter more than he used his own trading platform and was keen to support it.
"Twitter is probably the most important free speech platform in the world," he told AFP at the VivaTech trade show in Paris.
In particular, he said he was ready to reinstate former US president Donald Trump, who was expelled from the network for inciting his supporters before the Capitol riots in Washington on January 6 last year.
At the beginning of May, Musk said he had raised more than $7 billion to finance the deal from investors including Oracle founder Larry Ellison, Sequoia Capital and Binance.
"He's taking the lead, we're following," he said.
"If Elon commits to it, we're committed. If Elon calls it off, then most likely we're off."
Sometimes described as the "Elon Musk of cryptocurrencies", Zhao said the comparison was too flattering.
"Elon is a much stronger entrepreneur. Also, he is a genius," said the Binance boss, who said he exchanged with the Tesla boss via the Signal app but has not yet met him in person.