Applying Blockchain Technologies to Humanitarian Aid Efforts

Michael Casey, MIT Media Lab

Michael Casey discusses how blockchain is aiding humanitarian efforts.

Michael Casey, Senior Advisor, DCI, MIT Media Lab

Michael Casey is a senior advisor at the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also chairman of the advisory board for CoinDesk, for which he writes his weekly “Token Economy” column, and a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Council. A writer, researcher, and public speaker on economics and digital technology, Michael was a journalist for most of his career, including 18 years at the Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior columnist covering global finance. He is the author of five books, including The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything and The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order, both coauthored with Paul Vigna, and The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life, co-written with Oliver Luckett.

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