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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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…

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Bitcoin SV’s Delisting Isn’t ‘Censorship.’ But It’s Still a Problem

| Michael J Casey

The controversy over delisting bitcoin SV shows why crypto exchanges need more consistent standards and rules.

The Bigger Picture Behind Bitcoin’s Latest Price Rebound

| Michael J Casey

Bitcoin's latest rebound above $5,000 isn't about new investors, it's a reaffirmation of its real strength as a resistant global network.

Exchange Volumes May Be Fake, But Bitcoin’s Value Is Real

| Michael J Casey

More than a critique of price manipulation rife across bitcoin markets, the Bitwise report shows cryptocurrencies' potential.

Why Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Are Warming to Blockchain

| Michael J Casey

The winds of change are coming to the centralized systems of the Internet, according to author Michael Casey.

What Coinbase Needs to Learn from the Neutrino Scandal

| Michael J Casey

Once you have to trust someone, it really does matter who they are, as Coinbase's recent PR debacle illustrates.

NFTs Are Here. But Where Are They Headed?

| Michael J Casey

The best business model for crypto collectibles is currently unclear, but some compelling ideas arose at a New York event last week.

Will Crypto Torch Jamie Dimon?

| Michael J Casey

The $156 in bitcoin being passed via the "Lighting Torch" is a bigger deal than trillions in JPM Coins would be, writes Michael J. Casey.