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."

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.

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MPC Explained: The Bold New Vision for Securing Crypto Money

| Michael J Casey

Cryptography advances are converging to help developers bring blockchain uses to their core decentralizing principles, writes Michael J. Casey.

Why Bitcoin’s ‘Culture War’ Matters

| Michael J Casey

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.…

The Cat-and-Mouse Game of Crypto Regulation Enters a New Phase

| Michael J Casey

The cat-and-mouse game between regulators and crypto developers could spur a new era of innovation around the technology, writes Michael J. Casey.

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From Crypto Winter to DeFi: A Year of Loss and Opportunity

| Michael J Casey

The year since the last Consensus event wasn't just a crypto winter. It also included impressive progress in blockchain evolution, writes Michael…

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Banking, Bitfinex and the Hidden Irony of Crypto’s Newest Controversy

| Michael J Casey

When I visited some early bitcoin startups in Hong Kong five years ago, they were unanimous about their biggest challenge: finding a bank that would…

A Glimpse of Banking’s Future, Live on the Ethereum Blockchain

| Michael J Casey

Last week, Frenching bank Societe Generale revealed that it has issued a security token-like bond on ethereum. But rather than using a private…