Cryptocurrency is a fascinating subject to many people but is taking new strides in the gaming industry thanks to people like Malcolm CasSelle his new company Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX).
Developed by the founders of the company OPSkins, the progressive company WAX is a decentralized platform that enables anyone to participate in a virtual marketplace with zero investment in security, infrastructure, or payment processing. OPSkins is the world’s leading marketplace for online video game assets and WAX is using blockchain technology to make the whole process more streamlined.
The company’s WAX Tokens are a utility that can be used to trade virtual goods not just video game assets but also allows cryptocurrency exchange. Malcolm CasSelle, President of WAX, believes that the gaming world will showcase the world of cryptocurrency to the masses.
Malcolm CasSelle is one of the entrepreneurs behind many groundbreaking companies. Besides acting President of WAX, CasSelle is CIO of OPSkins. His previous business adventures include CTO and President of New Ventures at tronc, Inc., Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media of SeaChange International, and Groupon’s joint venture with Tencent in China. Holding a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a master’s degree from Stanford University, both in computer science, it is safe to say that WAX is in excellent hands.
CasSelle began his venture in cryptocurrency in 2012 as a partner in early bitcoin mining projects. He has worked closely with many cryptocurrency startups like BTC China, GoCoin, and Blockchain Capital Partners. His history of working with China-based companies is only more accessible since he speaks Mandarin and Japanese.
CasSelle’s earlier life is a humbling one, being born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His great-grandfather William Henry Casselle (1882-1956 was a man from Philadelphia and very popular in the middle-class community. Helping his community prosper he has been quoted several times in the Philadelphia newspapers. CasSelle’s grandfather was a favorite barber, John “Jack” T Casselle.
Malcolm CasSelle is a trailblazer in his knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain. I look forward to hearing more ventures to come from CasSelle and WAX.