Paul Vigna & Michael Casey (Wall Street Journal): Edinburgh Bitcoin Meetup #22

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For this month's meetup, we'll be joined by Paul Vigna ( and Michael Casey (, financial journalists with the Wall Street Journal who write the regular BitBeat column ( amongst other things.

Paul and Michael have recently released a book called 'Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin And Digital Money Are Challenging The Global Economic Order ('. It's a great overview of the scene and well worth a read.

The guys will be calling into the Meetup to give us their thoughts on how they see the industry evolving in light of their conversations with the leading individuals within the global crypto-currency community.

As ever, the event is free and open to all newcomers who are just interested in learn more about the Bitcoin scene. And no doubt we'll continue the conversation in a nearby pub after the talk for those that are interested.

If you've got any questions, please get in touch beforehand either here or on Twitter (@BitcoinScot, @dugcampbell).


Michael J. Casey is senior columnist covering global economics and markets at The Wall Street Journal. He is the co-author of the forthcoming The Age of Cryptocurrency, a book about bitcoin and its potential impact on the global eocnomy. Michael's "Horizons" column appears on Moneybeat, as does his daily "Macro Horizons" report, a roundup of global economic and financial events. He is also a regular host of the AM News Hub show on WSJ Live. In a career spanning Perth, Bangkok, Jakarta, Buenos Aires and New York, he has covered currencies, bonds, equities and economic policy for Dow Jones Newswires and The Journal. Prior to The Age of Cryptocurrency, Michael authored two earlier books: The Unfair Trade, a book on the global dimensions of the financial crisis and Che’s Afterlife, about the international impact of Alberto Korda’s iconic image of Che Guevara. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has a Masters Degree from Cornell University. He can be reached at @mikejcasey (

Paul Vigna writes for the Wall Street Journal's MoneyBeat blog, covering the equities market and dipping into economics, technology, and finance. He is also the host of the MoneyBeat daily web show on, and appears regularly on television, radio, and podcasts. He is co-author, along with Michael Casey, of the upcoming book "The Age of Cryptocurrency." A native of New Jersey and a 1990 graduate of Fairfield University, he's been in journalism for more than 20 years as a reporter, editor, and photographer. He can be reached at @paulvigna (