Bitcoin may sometimes bring to mind back-alley deals and criminal transactions on the dark web, so when thinking of the world’s largest bitcoin merchant, it would be easy to think of a massive criminal empire or an illegal smuggling ring, but the truth is much more benign. Currently, the largest bitcoin market in the world is OPSkins, a web-based marketplace for the buying and selling of virtual assets, and, more often than not, video game items. With a massive amount of transactions handled daily, and a community spanning the globe, OPSkins takes advantage of Bitcoin’s borderless nature to cater to the international market, and they’ve only seen success from this move.
However, Bitcoin is far from the only currency used for buying and selling with OPSkins, and one of the newest and most promising crypto tokens was created by none other than Malcolm CasSelle, the CIO of OPSkins himself. WAX is a specialized blockchain platform built specifically with OPSkins in mind and works to make virtual asset trading convenient and painless. The platform acts as its own security, preventing fraud and allowing for greater security as the market grows. With integrated smart contract technology on a peer-to-peer network, WAX is at the cutting edge of crypto and even allows its users to run their own virtual asset markets with little overhead, and no third party intervention whatsoever.
About Malcolm CasSelle
The brilliant mind behind WAX and the CIO of OPSkins is Malcolm CasSelle. A successful entrepreneur, tech investor, and blockchain enthusiast. He has more than enough in the way of qualifications, having been in leadership positions with a number of prominent tech-focused companies, and he’s familiar with the technology, having earned degrees in computer science from both MIT and Stanford.
He’s certainly no stranger to running his own operations either, having led numerous startups, ranging from Xfire, the gaming-focused social network to MediaPass, a digital subscription service tailored to meet the needs of major media companies. As well as leading a joint venture in China between Tencent and Groupon. However, he got his first taste of real business leadership as co-founder of PCCW, a telecom company based in Hong Kong.