Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT’s Media Lab
Michael Casey is a Senior Advisor for the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT's Media Lab and a partner at Agentic Group, a consortium and development platform for companies focused on blockchain technology. A writer and researcher in the fields of economics, finance and digital-currency technology, most of Casey's career was spent as a journalist. That includes 18 years at the Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior columnist covering global economics and markets and where he and colleague Paul Vigna launched the influential BitBeat column on digital currency trends. In the summer of 2015, Casey left the Journal for MIT and soon after became a partner at Agentic Group. He is the author of four books, including The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain are Challenging the Global Economic Order, which he co-authored with Vigna, and The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life, which he co-wrote with Oliver Luckett.