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cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jan 22nd, 2020

Davos Needs to Wake Up to the Ills of Centralization: Cryptocurrency Expert Michael Casey for CoinDesk

World leaders and dignitaries from every sphere of influence will gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Topics to be discussed range from climate change to political polarization—but are the elite guests missing the point? In Michael Casey’s latest article for CoinDesk, he... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Oct 30th, 2019

Amber Baldet Visits The Verge to Discuss What Blockchain Can Do For us

Cryptocurrency expert Amber Baldet joins Vox Media’s The Verge for an insightful conversation on where cryptocurrency is going, Facebook’s potential in the game, and how blockchain can dismantle skepticism and renew trust when it comes to sharing our data online.   Money is one fantastic and... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Sep 23rd, 2019

A Free Market Requires Free Will: Michael Casey Discusses Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Celebrated author, journalist, and entrepreneur Michael Casey joins Demetri Kofinas on Hidden Forces to discuss how a loss of faith in our financial institutions—and the rise Surveillance Capitalism—act as a driving force in the remaking of the modern world.  Michael Casey first reviewed... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Aug 27th, 2019

Amber Baldet Reveals Why She Left JP Morgan to Start Her Own Blockchain Startup

Once a blockchain program lead for America’s largest bank, Amber Baldet left Wall Street to start her own business. She joins entrepreneur and bitcoin advocate Charlie Shrem on the Untold Stories podcast to explain her decision, and discuss where the cryptocurrency movement is going today.   “I... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Aug 13th, 2019

What a Currency War Means for Bitcoin: Michael Casey Explains in CoinDesk

With the global economy in crisis, bitcoin should be in a position to prove itself as an asset immune to political effects. Michael Casey explores how the currency war might affect it in his latest article for CoinDesk.  Something may or may not come out of Trump’s decision to label China a... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jul 25th, 2019

Why Blockchain Technology Is the Answer to Our Trust Problem: Michael Casey Explains

What is the value of blockchain technology? Does Bitcoin have a future? And will it truly be a peer-to-peer system—without third-party intervention? Michael Casey, MIT educator and the author of The Age of Cryptocurrency, investigates.   Cryptocurrency expert Michael Casey joined Kiana Danial, the... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jul 24th, 2019

Blockchain Start-Up CEO Amber Baldet Weighs in on the Future of Bitcoin for Fortune

What is the future of bitcoin? That is the question that Fortune posed to seven CEOs and one COO at their most recent Brainstorm Finance Conference. Lavin Speaker and Blockchain CEO Amber Baldet weighed in on the question.   Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance Conference gathered notable finance... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jul 22nd, 2019

Blockchain Expert Michael Casey Reveals the Biggest Problem Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Faces

Facebook’s potential Bitcoin rival Libra faces the same centralization vs. decentralization debate that plagued cryptocurrencies before it. Michael Casey, the Senior Advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative, explores the competing interests in a new op-ed.  The tension... Continue Reading →
cryptocurrency & blockchain | Jul 3rd, 2019

Top Blockchain Speakers Michael Casey and Amber Baldet Are Building the Future of Finance

A decentralized means of record-keeping, blockchain has revolutionized digital ownership in the twenty-first century. The benefits of the technology range from preventing human fallibility and corruption, to guarding our data against cyber attacks. Lavin speakers Michael Casey and Amber Baldet... Continue Reading →