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Michael Casey

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Senior Advisor for the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT's Media Lab
Most of Michael Casey’s career was spent as a journalist, including 18 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior columnist covering global economics and markets and a frequent TV and radio commentator. In the summer of 2015, Michael left the Journal to join MIT, taking on an assignment as senior advisor to the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. There, he is seeking to build awareness around digital currencies and the underlying blockchain technology, shaping scholarship around the topic, and exploring dedicated research projects that use this emerging technology to achieve social impact goals.
 
Michael Casey is a frequent public speaker. He also advises institutions on how to understand the challenges and opportunities emerging from digital currency technology. He is the author of three books, including The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order, co-authored with Paul Vigna, The Unfair Trade: How our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class and Che’s Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image. A native of Perth, Australia, Michael has degrees from the University of Western in Australia, Curtin University and Cornell University.