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What a Facebook Blockchain Token Might Look Like

What a Facebook Blockchain Token Might Look Like

Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. Mark Zuckerberg, worth $71 billion at just 33, has done rather well by Facebook’s centrally managed system. Over the past decade and a half, […]

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That’s Good?

Bitcoin Mining Wastes Energy? What If That’s Good?

Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. I am frustrated by the debate over whether or not bitcoin is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. No one seems to know what assumptions […]

I’m Really Into Blockchain. I Blockchain Everything!

I’m Really Into Blockchain. I Blockchain Everything!

Michael J. Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. In this opinion piece, part of a weekly series of columns, Casey grapples with the inconsistencies of language in the world of blockchains and […]

Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet’s Original Sin?

Can Blockchain Save Us from the Internet’s Original Sin?

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey looks at how blockchain might free society from the stranglehold of the […]

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

Odd Bedfellows? Blockchain Developers Can Learn to Love the World Bank

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey assess the unorthodox role that multilateral organizations can play in developing blockchain […]

Why HODLing Is Hobbling Bitcoin’s Prospects as a Common Currency

Why HODLing Is Hobbling Bitcoin’s Prospects as a Common Currency

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey argues that bitcoin’s appeal as an investment could diminish its effectiveness as […]

Where SAFT Falls Short

Where SAFT Falls Short

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, his latest in a weekly series of columns, Casey offers qualified praise for the recently released SAFT framework and makes the case […]

It’s Political: Why China Hates Bitcoin and Loves the Blockchain

It’s Political: Why China Hates Bitcoin and Loves the Blockchain

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, one of a weekly series of columns, Casey considers China’s recent moves against bitcoin exchanges and ICOs in a wider […]

Tokens for Climate Change? How We Can Rise Above ICO Mania

Tokens for Climate Change? How We Can Rise Above ICO Mania

Michael J Casey is chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor of blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative.  In this opinion piece, the first of a weekly series of columns, Casey outlines why he believes tokens, despite the excessive fervor and hype […]

Token Economy #10: 0x, Decentralized Exchanges, Metropolis, BCH, M&As, Platform Funds

Token Economy #10: 0x, Decentralized Exchanges, Metropolis, BCH, M&As, Platform Funds

Deep thoughts on the main events in cryptoland 0x The big story this week is 0x’s ICO. It is interesting for a number of reasons and I think can spark quite a few discussions. 1) Token sale dynamics 0x has been seen as a new […]