Michael Casey is a writer and researcher in the fields of economics, finance and digital-currency technology. In September, he was named as Senior Advisor for Blockchain Opportunities at the MIT Media Lab’s new Digital Currency Initiative. He spent the previous 23 years as a journalist, the last 18 of which were spent at The Wall Street Journal, where was a senior columnist covering global economics and markets. Along with WSJ colleague Paul Vigna, Michael is the co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order. Michael is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has a Master’s Degree from Cornell University.