OpSkins has become one of the top leaders in selling in-game assets. The company’s CIO is Malcolm CasSelle, who is also the top bitcoin merchant in the world. Despite OPSkins’ popularity, there are still issues with involving technology. In response, the creators of OPSkins are creating a new blockchain platform to trade virtual assets named WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange). WAX will be a P2P built on decentralizing contracts that will help buyers and consumers trade virtual assets more efficiently. The creators hope to create a platform that will unite a fragmented market, solve fraud within the market and foster a safe and efficient marketplace.
Malcolm CasSelle is the president of WAX. Before, he was the CTO and co-founded NetNoir. He was the president and CTO of tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing), another company dedicated to overseeing virtual assets. He worked as the SVP and GM of digital media at SeaChange International, which would acquire Timeline Labs, where he was CEO. CasSelle has been a part of many startups, including MediaPass, a digital subscription service; Xfire, a gaming social network and Groupon’s venture with instant messaging and gaming network Tencent.
He is also an investor and has invested in Facebook, Zynga, and Bitcoin-related companies. He was a co-founder of PCCW (Pacific Century CyberWorks), a Hong Kong-based public telecommunication company now valued at $35 billion, where he helped raise money on PCCW’s offering to the public. Also in Hong Kong, he worked as the director Capital Union investments for around 7 years where he managed investments with late-stage companies.
He has been an advisor and a mentor for various companies including Plug and Play Bitcoin, Sensay, DirecTech Labs and VOTOCAST.
He graduated from MIT and Stanford University with bachelor’s and a Master’s in Computer Science and speaks in Japanese and Mandarin.