Malcolm CasSelle is the chief investment officer of OPSkins. This company is one of the largest companies in the world that allows video game players a way to buy and sell in-game virtual assets. It is also the world’s largest Bitcoin merchant. People use Bitcoin to make international trades of the things they have collected while playing a video game. Presently his company is a centralized marketplace, however, he says that there are limits to centralized technology. Due to this, the next logical step is to create a decentralized platform where people can trade virtual assets.
The team at OPSkins will be launching a new platform called WAX (World Asset eXchange) that will be based on blockchain. It will allow smart contracts where both sides of a digital transaction can easily and efficiently make their trade. WAX fixes to big industry issues which are people engaged in fraud and the market being fragmented.
In addition to being the CIO at OPSkins, Malcolm CasSelle is also the president of WAX. He has been an executive at a number of technology companies in the past such as tronc where he was the chief technology officer and president. He has led a number of startups in the technology industry including 22M and MediaPass. He worked in China while leading 22M which was a startup founded by two industry giants, Tencent and Groupon.
Malcolm CasSelle earned his undergraduate in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then went to Stanford University where he earned a master’s in this major. His professional career started in 1995 when he co-founded a company called NetNoir. Serving as this company’s CTO, he was one of the leaders at the company that was primarily about Afrocentric culture. In 1998 he joined a telecommunications company in Hong Kong called Pacific Century CyberWorks where he was a senior vice president.
Over the course of his career, Malcolm CasSelle has been a leader at several companies. He also independently invests his money in other companies in the technology sector such as Zynga, Facebook, and companies that are involved in developing products and services based on blockchain.