Michael Casey is a senior advisor for the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab, where he works to build awareness and scholarship around the application of digital currencies and the underlying blockchain technology.Before joining MIT last summer, Casey was a senior columnist covering global finance at The Wall Street Journal. In a career spanning five continents, he covered currencies, bonds, equities and economic policy for The Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and various other media outlets.Casey is the author, along with his former WSJ colleague Paul Vigna, of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order, now a leading reference on digital currencies and blockchain technology. He has two prior books to his name: The Unfair Trade: How our Broken Global Financial System Destroys the Middle Class, an analysis the global dimensions of the recent financial crisis, and Che’s Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image, about the famous photo of Ernesto "Che" Guevara by Alberto Korda.A native of Perth, Australia, Casey is a graduate of the University of Western in Australia. He also has higher degrees from Cornell University and Curtin University.
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