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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The Ethereum Classic Attacker Has Sent a Bigger Message

| Michael J Casey

If a permissionless blockchain doesn’t have a large enough community of users, developers and miners, its vulnerable, writes Michael J. Casey.

Crypto Is Far From Dead, as These Scaling Projects Show

| Michael J Casey

Far from seeing the death of crypto, we may be entering its most exciting phase, argues Michael J. Casey.

Vertcoin’s Struggle Is Real: Why the Latest Crypto 51% Attack Matters

| Michael J Casey

Despite the devastating 51 percent attack on Vertcoin, ASIC-resistance is a goal worth fighting for.

Crypto Winter Is Here and We Only Have Ourselves to Blame

| Michael J Casey

Last year's mania perpetuated a narrative that making speculative gains was bitcoin’s core value proposition, writes Michael J. Casey.

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Beyond Price: Why We Need a Better Way to Value Crypto Assets

| Michael J Casey

Institutional investors must set aside dollar-centric valuation models and recognize that value is a different concept in the crypto world.

Airdrops Are a Marketing Ploy (And That’s OK)

| Michael J Casey

A currency is nothing if not widely used, and that can't be achieved unless people make some cost-incurring effort to encourage widespread usage.

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Bitcoin’s True Stress Test Is Yet to Come

| Michael J Casey

What happens if there's another 2008-scale financial market crisis? Will diehard HODLers still resist liquidating their bitcoin assets?

Institutions Are Coming for Your Crypto

| Michael J Casey

A clash of cultures is looming, as institutional investors eye the cryptocurrency markets.

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The Delicate Psychology of Stablecoins

| Michael J Casey

Replacing tether's role in the crypto markets will require an obsession with maintaining transparency and trust.

What China’s Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

| Michael J Casey

China appears to have achieved the crypto community's dream of a new internet of value, without blockchain. But there's more than meets than eye here.