Malcolm CasSelle and the Wide World of Trading

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Malcolm CasSelle is the CIO of the world’s leading bitcoin merchant, OPSkins. OPSkins is also the world’s leading centralized marketplace. However, it is expected that now that it is eligible for decentralization, it will soon be making the switch since a centralized technology company has more limitations to overcome. OPSkins recently opened up a revolutionary blockchain gaming asset trading platform known as Worldwide Asset eXchange (or WAX). Two big virtual trading problems that WAX has fixed are fragmentation and fraud.

The fragmentation problem has meant that since all countries have their own payment processes, languages, and security concerns, trading between countries has been nearly impossible until now. WAX has eliminated this by making a place with a central payment process, language, and security concern so that all traders everywhere can trade together no matter where they are. An important key to this is the ability to tokenize all of your assets on WAX. These tokens allow users to trade with whomever they wish instantly. Although a separate entity than OPSkins, WAX is also led by CasSelle who serves as its president.

Long prior to joining OPSkins, CasSelle earned degrees in Computer Science from MIT and Stanford University. He served as president and CTO of Tronc and the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Seachange International. He has also helped lead MediaPass, Xfire, and Groupon’s initiative in China. He also spent time as co-founder and leader of PCCW in Hong Kong. During his time with PCCW, he was instrumental in helping it raise billions of dollars in funding. During this time he also helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars for other projects. While working in Asia, he became fluent in both Japanese and Mandarin. It was also during these earlier years that he was an active early investor in Facebook, Zynga, and various blockchain companies.