Michael J.

Casey

Michael J. Casey

Michael J. Casey is CoinDesk's chief content officer. Previously, Casey was the CEO of Streambed Media, a company he cofounded to develop provenance data for digital content. He was also a senior advisor at MIT Media Labs's Digital Currency Initiative and a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining MIT, Casey spent 18 years at The Wall Street Journal, where his last position was as a senior columnist covering global economic affairs. Casey has authored five books, including "The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order" and "The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything," both co-authored with Paul Vigna. Upon joining CoinDesk full time, Casey resigned from a variety of paid advisory positions. He maintains unpaid posts as an advisor to not-for-profit organizations, including MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative and The Deep Trust Alliance. He is a shareholder and non-executive chairman of Streambed Media. Casey owns bitcoin.

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Crypto’s Very Human Fatal Flaw: Hero Worship
Misplaced admiration of Sam Bankman-Fried, prior to the FTX collapse, was a natural tendency. To move forward, we must recognize this vulnerability and safeguard with appropriate regulation.
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Worse Than Enron? The FTX Collapse Leaves Many With Egg on Their Faces
How philanthropy, political connections, and marketing can obscure a much darker reality.
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FTX Lesson: Crypto Needs the Press, the Press Needs Crypto
CoinDesk played a central role in this week’s FTX meltdown, following our coverage of Alameda Research’s suspect balance sheet last week. But the crypto industry's maturation and eventual success requires that we flesh out these unstable structures and bad practices.
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A Growing Digital Assets-Based Finance Community: Bermuda Part 2
Central banks vs. the private sector in the development of crypto products like stablecoins.
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Twitter Spaces: Binance-FTX Deal – The Domino Effect
CoinDesk’s newsroom breaks down the FTX and Binance story.
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At Stake in the US Midterms: The Future of Money
With some seminal regulatory legislation up for consideration, the makeup of Congress in 2023 matters not only to crypto natives but to everyone.
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This Year on the Political Radar: Crypto
The key issues in the voting booth and beyond are being closely followed by both politicians and voters.
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‘Crypto CAT Bonds’ – A Killer App for Digital Assets?
Innovative crypto insurance could deliver a reliable interest rate-determined return to crypto investors, while helping close the reinsurance funding gap with tens of billions of dollars worth of tokens now being staked.
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Insurance for Web3, Cannabis and Crypto, With Joseph Ziolkowski
Liability in a decentralized environment and what it means for a crypto ecosystem to assign responsibility.
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Hardliners Stymie Online Identity Innovation
Lack of middle ground between blind crypto idealists and blinkered monetary regulators hampers self-sovereign, privacy-enhanced identity solutions.
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