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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Tech’s Money Woes: Beginning of the End for Web2?
Gloomy forecasts, mass layoffs and antitrust lawsuits have bruised "Big Tech" over the past year. But that doesn't automatically portend the end of Web2. For Web3 to emerge, we have to address key questions about AI and decentralization.
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The Interaction of Money, Nature and AI, With Stan Stalnaker
A discussion about the Hub Culture institution and protecting the ethos of privacy and identity.
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Bad Vibes from the Word 'Crypto' Have Some Calling for a Rebrand
Money-making associations with cryptocurrencies misrepresent them as just currencies and fail to acknowledge the diverse applications of the technology.
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Worldwide Grassroots Projects Can Lead Crypto Recovery
Crypto is not hurting lower income and marginalized communities, but instead providing them with new tools - through innovative governance models and tokenomics - to regain control from historically oppressive financial systems.
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The Drama of It All: A Look Back at 2022 and a Peek Into the Year to Come
Michael and Sheila in a broad conversation reflect on last year's happenings in crypto and discuss their expectations and concerns for the future.
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5 Lessons From 2022 That Changed Crypto Forever
Yes, this is that classic newsroom fallback for staff-depleted holiday periods: the year-in-review listicle. But whereas in other years that might seem a little dull, a cop-out even, this one is different. This time we’re talking about 2022, the year that changed crypto forever.
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A 'Money Reimagined' Best of 2022 Part 2: Media in the Metaverse, With NYT’s Kevin Roose on the Future of Crypto
Michael Casey gets his pick for this episode as his favorite for the year 2022, a discussion on entering the metaverse as our new “online selves.”
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The End of Crypto Twitter as We Know It?
An impending departure of millions of users from Twitter could threaten the platform's diversity of viewpoints and force crypto enthusiasts to fully adopt decentralized Web3 social media.
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FTX and Crypto Bust Show Capitalism’s Limits
Investors have been led astray by misleading signals from the market. It enticed them to go "all in" on centralized exchanges rather than focusing on real-world use cases for tokenized value exchange.
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What the 2022 Crypto Year Revealed and How Humanity Failed Again
An introspective look into the industry, finding the successes which function as guideposts for the future despite all the failures.
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