|Residence||Los Angeles, CA|
|Education||Masters in Computer Science|
|Employer||WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange)|
Malcolm CasSelle has over two decades of experience establishing companies in the technology sector. He has especially been focusing on the use of digital currency as well as the newly created cryptocurrency. When he is not putting the power of trading in the hands of gamers, he is paving the future of the gaming marketplace. He currently heads OPSkins, a gaming marketplace where players can buy and sell their skins, as the Chief Information Officer. He is also president of Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX), a decentralized platform designed to meet the needs of the 400+ million online individuals who collect, buy and sell in-game items by enabling them to operate a fully functioning virtual marketplace without the hassles of investment in security, infrastructure or payment processing. CasSelle is aware that the interest of the gamers is increasing, which in turn fuels the market for blockchain-based technology gaming that is only getting better. He believes that these trends will help boost the WAX ecosystem as well as its audience.
Background[edit | edit source]
CasSelle was born on March 22, 1970 in Allentown, PA. He was raised on a Pennsylvania farm by a family who sold fresh foods around the state. His passion for technology began developing early on during his childhood when he developed a passion for building with Legos and TinkerToys. This continued on in high school, where CasSelle discovered the joy of computers and began writing programs on a constant basis.
Education[edit | edit source]
CasSelle obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science from MIT and Stanford University, respectively. He also speaks multiple languages. He is fluent in Japanese and has a working knowledge of Mandarin.
Career[edit | edit source]
Malcolm CasSelle is an entrepreneur and a strategist who has ushered in positive change by means of starting several companies over the last two decades.
He is currently the CIO of OPSkins, an online trading platform that enables traders and collectors to buy, sell, and trade digital and physical products to anyone, anywhere. A first and largest marketplace of its kind, items range from digital products like video game skins and gift cards, to physical merchandise like designer apparel, collectible sneakers, video gaming gear, electronics, and more.
CasSelle is also the President of WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange), an online exchange platform that brings together millions of individuals globally and offers them a full suite of blockchain-based tools. These tools enable them to trade digital or even physical items instantly and securely. WAX users have access to a global community of collectors and traders, buyers and sellers, creators and gamers, merchants, dApp creators, and game developers.
Prior to WAX, CasSelle served as CTO and President of New Ventures at Tronc, Inc. (formerly Tribune Publishing). Prior to that, Inc., he was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media of SeaChange International. He joined SeaChange International in 2015 as part of the company’s acquisition of Timeline Labs, where he served as CEO. Previously, CasSelle led startups in the digital industry, including MediaPass, Xfire and Groupon’s joint venture with Tencent in China.
He has also been an active investor in companies like Facebook, Zynga, and funds in big data and blockchain verticals. Earlier in his career, Malcolm was a co-founder of PCCW, a publicly traded telecom based in Hong Kong that is currently valued in excess of $35 billion. During his career, he assisted in raising billions for PCCW's public offering and hundreds of millions for other private transactions.
CasSelle has also been an active early stage investor in companies including Facebook, Zynga, and most recently Bitcoin-related companies and funds.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
CasSelle’s reputation is based on several successes, such as creating effective investment strategies, building advanced technology teams, hiring exceptional talent, building a culture of innovation, and disrupting business models to bring double digit growth to digital revenue lines. Some of his notable career accomplishments include:
- OPSkins, the first of its kind, has reached a status of being the world’s largest marketplace for video game customers.
- OPSkins has a turnover of several billion USD.
- First multi-billion $ company to do a token sale.
- Co-founded several companies that led to outcomes and has five successful exits to date.
- WAX is the safest and most convenient way to create, buy, sell, and trade virtual items to anyone in the world.
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