Blockchain: A Reality Check

Michael Casey, MIT DIgital Currency Inititative

Michael Casey shares an update on the state of blockchain technologies and rising expectations for impact beyond the world of finance.

Michael Casey, Senior Advisor, MIT DIgital Currency Inititative

Michael Casey is a senior advisor at MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, where his research explores the potential for blockchain technology to advance economic inclusion and improve energy efficiency. He is also a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board, and a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Council. Before joining MIT, Casey spent 24 years as a journalist. His career started at the West Australian, progressed through four different continents, and ended in New York, where he was a global economics columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He is a frequent public speaker, a regular media commentator and the author of five books, the latest being The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything, written with Paul Vigna. Casey is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has higher degrees from Curtin and Cornell universities.

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