Michael Casey

Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk

Michael Casey is the Chief Content Officer at CoinDesk, the leading media platform for the blockchain and digital asset community, the author of CoinDesk’s weekly Money Reimagined newsletter, and a co-host of the podcast of the same name.

Michael previously spent three years as a Senior Advisor to MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Most of his career has been as a print journalist, including 18 years at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, where he was last a senior columnist covering global finance. He also hosted online TV shows for WSJ Live and frequently appears as a commentator on networks such as CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, and the BBC. 

Michael is the co-founder of the Crypto Impact Sustainability Accelerator, a non-profit research group housed at the World Economic Forum that’s focused on furthering cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions for climate action and social impact. And he retains a pro bono advisory position with the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT.

Michael has five acclaimed books to his name, including two on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology – The Truth Machine and The Age of Cryptocurrency – both co-authored with Paul Vigna.  

He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has higher degrees from Cornell University and Curtin University.