Michael J Casey

Michael J Casey is chairman of CoinDesk's advisory board. After 18 years at The Wall Street Journal, Casey is now at MIT Media Labs's Digital Currency Initiative, and also consult for businesses on the challenges and opportunities in this emerging technology. He has authored four books including "Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image;" "The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys The Middle Class;" "The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order;" and "The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life."

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A Crypto Fix for a Broken International Monetary System

| Michael J Casey

Mark Carney's recent statements about a new digital global currency has opened the door to fresh ideas built on blockchain, Michael J Casey writes.

The Faketoshi Circus: Even Bitcoin Can’t Escape the Politics of Money

| Michael J Casey

The latest brouhaha says a lot about the propensity for drama in the ecosystem, Michael J. Casey writes.

Central Banks, Stablecoins and the Looming War of Currencies

| Michael J Casey

A flood of competing stablecoins is coming to the global economy, setting the stage for what could be a climactic battle with the world's biggest…

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Trump’s Currency War With China Could Be Bitcoin’s Do-or-Die Moment

| Michael J Casey

Donald Trump is stoking the flames of a new currency war, creating a do-or-die moment for the cryptocurrency movement, writes Michael J. Casey.

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Perverse Outcomes: FATF, Bitcoin and Financial Exclusion

| Michael J Casey

How do we break a vicious cycle of KYC and financial exclusion? The answer may lie in blockchain technology’s own capacity to track transfers.

Libra’s Biggest Problem

| Michael J Casey

Facebook's Libra is trying to simultaneously be pro-privacy and pro-KYC; this forms an inherent contradiction.

What Trump’s Bitcoin Tweet Changes

| Michael J Casey

Donald Trump took aim at bitcoin last week. He also kicked off a whole new phase in bitcoin's mainstream moment.

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Bitcoin, Facebook and the End of 20th Century Money

| Michael J Casey

Bitcoin is surging and Libra is shaking up regulators as the globe faces a period of doubt on the economic front.

A Monumental Fight Over Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Is Coming

| Michael J Casey

The buck stops with Zuck in the looming fight between the world's governments and Facebook over Libra.

Crypto’s Connection to the Hong Kong Protests

| Michael J Casey

An effort to change extradition laws in Hong Kong has sparked protests – and questions about digital privacy and the right to transact.