Ben Zhou

Ben Zhou is the Co-founder and CEO of , a with over 100 listed , more than 100 crypto derivative contracts, and a user base exceeding 5 million registered users.[1][2]

Education & Early Life

Ben Zhou was born in Hangzhou, China, in 1990, and relocated to New Zealand with his family at the age of 11. According to Zhou, his parents instilled values of diligence and perseverance, while also fostering his interest in baseball, which he pursued throughout his schooling, including college.

Zhou attended Earlham College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 2010.

Despite initial difficulties adjusting to different cultures, he later pursued further studies in the United States before returning to China after completing his education.[3][4]

Crypto Journey

Ben Zhou's interest in began in 2016 when he was introduced to technology by a friend. Recognizing the potential of this emerging digital realm, Zhou delved into research and began trading .

Observing the rapid growth of the industry in 2017, Zhou identified a lack of awareness among users regarding its intricacies. To address this gap, he initially started a YouTube channel with the aim of educating viewers about . Additionally to YouTube, he used WeChat to spread information, where he gained around 20k followers.[4][5][6][7]


As the Co-founder and CEO of , a centralized exchange platform (CEX) with over 100 listed cryptocurrencies, more than 100 crypto derivative contracts, and over 5 million registered users, Ben Zhou leads the direction and operations of the cryptocurrency exchange since 2018.

Prior to this role, Zhou embarked on his career in China after completing college, serving as the Greater China region manager at XM, an international forex brokerage company, for seven years.[1][7][3][5]


, founded by Ben Zhou, aims to enhance the standards of derivative exchanges and enhance trading experiences.

Ben Zhou, leveraging his experience in the forex trading industry, identified inefficiencies in the crypto derivatives market and sought to address them through Bybit.

According to Zhou, one key focus was on improving order execution and reducing order rejections to ensure efficient fulfillment of traders' basic needs.

Additionally, Bybit intends to prioritize customer service, offering clients direct access to support representatives online and fostering transparency by allowing clients to connect with the team via social media platforms. By organizing offline meetups and seminars, Zhou claims Bybit establishes closer connections with its clients.

“I wanted to make an exchange where clients are able to find our customer support at any time of the day and talk to them directly online.” - Ben Zhou

Furthermore, Ben Zhou expresses the importance of providing educational resources to traders launched the Bybit Academy, offering webinars and seminars covering topics such as margin trading, risk management, technical analysis, and fundamental analysis.[1][3][5][7]

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