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 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.

The Fallacy That Blockchain Is Stuck in One Place

| Michael J Casey

Blockchain skeptics wrongly assume that the technology is in stasis, writes Michael J. Casey.

The Crypto-Surveillance Capitalism Connection

| Michael J Casey

If blockchain is to be a force for good, rather than a vehicle of subjugation, advocates must contend with the backlash against Big Tech.

Don’t Throw the Crypto Tokens Out With the Bathwater

| Michael J Casey

We’re at a point where any idea associated with tokens struggles for legitimacy and money. It would be a shame if we ditched token economics…

Proof-of-Stake Could Lead to Crypto Banking. Let’s Avoid That

| Michael J Casey

"Staking as a service" is taking off. We need to think hard about what this means for crypto's evolution, warns Michael J. Casey.

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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.