Michael Casey is the recently appointed Chief Content Officer at CoinDesk, the leading provider of news, events programming and research for the blockchain and digital asset community. He is also chairman and cofounder of Streambed Media, an early-stage video production and technology platform that seeks to optimize capital formation and creative output in the digital media industry. Separately, he is a senior advisor at the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and a lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Until mid-2015, Michael was a senior columnist covering global finance at The Wall Street Journal in New York. That followed a two-decade career in print journalism that started at with a journalism degree from Curtin University and a cadetship The West Australian in his hometown of Perth and spanned various roles on five continents. He also hosted online TV shows for WSJ Live and frequently appeared on various networks as a commentator, including CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, and the BBC.
Michael is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit, giving presentations on topics of digital innovation, globalization, and the future of media and money. He has been an advisor and consultant to startups and large enterprises that are driving, undergoing or confronting digital transformation.
Michael has five acclaimed books to his name, including The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything and The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order, both co-authored with Paul Vigna. He has also worked with and has featured in various documentaries covering a variety of themes to do with digital technology and culture.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has higher degrees from Cornell University and Curtin University.