By Michael J. Casey, Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk

With the recent rush of professional investment money into bitcoin, coinciding with its spectacular year-end price surge, we’re pleased with the timing of CoinDesk’s acquisition of TradeBlock.

Wall Street is coming. It will demand reliable prices. With TradeBlock’s leading reference price and…

A newsroom is the most exhilarating and frustrating of work environments.

The instinct is to try to make it run like a factory, with an assembly line of reporters and editors rapidly pulling together the pieces that comprise the stories that come out the other end. …

How the Web 3.0 future might help us maintain control over AI —rather than the other way around.

Having made my living writing and telling stories and, now, leading a team of talented content creators at CoinDesk, my first response to the latest announcement from OpenAI was one of horror.

If you missed it, OpenAI last month released “GPT-3,” the latest version of its language-generating AI tool. Countless…

Self-Quarantine Diary, Day 3

NUMBERS GAME: It’s not the test per se that matters, it’s the data it produces and how it’s used.

Due to a prior medical condition that puts me at higher risk, I made a decision to ride out this coronavirus crisis in my bedroom, physically separated from my family and others. I started writing a daily diary to reflect on what all this means. The…

Self-Quarantine Diary, Day 2

STRAYING FROM THE HERD: Social distancing feels unnatural and goes against our deepest human instincts. but unlike any other animal we have the technological capacity to overcome it.

Due to a prior medical condition that puts me at higher risk, I aim to ride out this coronavirus crisis in my bedroom, physically separated from my family and others. I’m writing a daily diary to reflect on what all this means. The first post, laying out my(possibly flawed) reasoning…

Self-Quarantine Diary, Day 1

IN-N-OUT: Workers in hazmat suits greet visitors to the drive-through coronavirus testing facility in New Rochelle, N.Y., before sticking swabs up their noses. (Photo by Michael J. Casey)

By Michael J. Casey, Chief Content Officer, CoinDesk

I made a difficult decision Sunday.

Having watched with jaw-dropping amazement the speed with which coronavirus cases have exploded in Italy, Spain, Seattle and, now, in my home state of New York, I rapidly realized my family and I need to practice…

I’m pleased to confirm that on Oct. 28, I’ll be taking on a senior role coordinating all forms of content for CoinDesk, the leading provider of news, event programming and research for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. I’ll begin part-time in order to wind down other commitments, but as of…

I post this drab photo, not because I’m an Apple groupie (far from it), but because as I sat down for a lonesome meal at Le Meridien MIT — after two months of travel that included Sao Paulo, Lausanne, Salt Lake City, Marrakesh and Nevis, as well as my regular…

Photo by Michael Righi. Published under Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Or… What We Risk Losing Under Donald Trump’s Policy Agenda

AUTHOR’S NOTE: If anyone reading this has a positive story they’d like to tell about their immigration journey, please share it under the hashtag #WeAreAllImmigrants

In a drab government building next to a shopping mall parking lot, the boss of an office clerk with a powerful pair of lungs and…

Bitcoin’s Moment?

History tells us that no international monetary system lasts forever. And as Barry Eichengreen, the leading thinker in this arena, has repeatedly reminded us, those systems tend to collapse very quickly, whether it was the dominance of Rome’s coins, the British pound’s status as the common unit of international trade…

Michael Casey

Aussie in exile. Chief Content Officer, @CoinDesk; Cofounder, Streambed Media. Author of 5 books covering business & life in the interconnected, globalized age

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