Michael Casey is an author/journalist, public speaker, entrepreneur, blockchain technology advisor/consultant and the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board. As an advisor to the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, he counsels students and faculty on research projects that harness blockchain technology to achieve resource efficiency and social impact. Formerly a reporter, bureau chief, editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, Michael is keeping his hand in journalism via Streambed Media, an early-stage multimedia production company that’s both focused on and powered by new technologies. He is also the author of five books including, with his co-author Paul Vigna, “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.”