Michael J. Casey
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Michael J. Casey

A native of Perth, Western Australia, Michael Casey is a special advisor at the MIT Media Lab, where he works on applications of the decentralizing technology behind bitcoin and other digital currencies. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board for CoinDesk, the leading news, information and events provider for the digital asset and blockchain community. Before joining MIT, he was a columnist at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones, where he spent 18 years covering global economics and finance.

Casey is the author of five books:

--Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image (2009), a history of and cultural commentary on Alberto Korda's famous image of Che Guevara, the world's most reproduced photographic image. It was chosen as one of New York Times' critic Michiko Kakutani's Top Ten picks of 2009.

--The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class (2012), which looked at the global financial crisis through the stories of ordinary citizens around the world.

--The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order (2015), co-authored with Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna. it explores the rise of bitcoin and the far-reaching implications of the radical, decentralizing technology behind it.

--The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business. Co-authored with social media entrepreneur Oliver Luckett, The Social Organism examines the biological structure of our social media networks, offering a new way to understand how this disruptive new communications architecture works and impacts our lives.

--The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything, co-authored with Paul Vigna. The follow-up to The Age of Cryptocurrency, the Age of Cryptocurrency examines the myriad non-currency applications of blockchain technology to emerge out of the bitcoin movement and explores the radically decentralized global economy that these portend.

Casey lives in Pelham, New York, with his wife and two daughters.

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