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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.”View the profile
Gary Liu is CEO of the South China Morning Post, a global news media company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Gary is also the Chairman of the WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific Committee and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019. Prior to joining the SCMP in January 2017, Gary was CEO of Digg, spearheading the New York startup’s transformation from aggregator to a data-driven news platform. Previously, Gary was Head of Labs at Spotify, after joining the company as Global Director of Ad Product Strategy. Gary has also worked at AOL and Google. Born in the United States, Gary grew up in Taiwan and New Zealand, before returning to the American Northeast where he lived and worked for 20 years. He currently lives in Hong Kong with his wife Katrina, a pediatric dentist. Gary is an Economics graduate from Harvard University.View the profile
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