OPSkins is the largest bitcoin merchant in the world. Additionally, they have become one of the largest marketplaces for virtual assets, surpassing many companies which rely on centralized payments and fiat currencies. With a strong global following and a gigantic number of micro-payments taking place each and every day, the website has become the merchant of choice for people all around the globe. This is, in part, due to the strong emphasis on crypto-currency, which allows for payments to be made without third-party intervention or going through any sort of financial institution.
Unfortunately, at its inception, OPSkins did have one flaw. The platform, at first, relied heavily upon a centralized market, limiting them severely on their path towards a seamless decentralized platform. Of course, Malcolm CasSelle, one of the men behind the platform, took issue with this and set out to solve it before it became a serious problem for his marketplace.
Meet WAX, the worldwide asset exchange platform. WAX is decentralized and relies on blockchain and smart contract technologies to provide a crypto platform specially tailored to enable virtual asset trading without borders or middlemen. The platform is decentralized and promises to allow anyone to create and operate their own fully-functioning virtual marketplace without any prior investments in payment processing, security, or infrastructure.
Malcolm CasSelle is an investor and entrepreneur. Investing in tech companies such as Facebook, Zynga, blockchain verticals, and big data, as well as acting as CIO of OPSkins, as well as recently becoming President of WAX. An incredibly accomplished individual, he holds multiple degrees in computer science from prestigious universities and speaks both Chinese and Mandarin.
Before he became a part of OPSkins, CasSelle had led a long and impressive career, working as CTO and President of tronc, SVP, and GM of Digital Media at SeaChange, and CEO of Timeline Labs, prior to it being acquired by SeaChange. Go even further back, and he has an impressive list of startups which he’s led, including Xfire, MediaPass, and even joint ventures between Tencent and Groupon. As well as working as co-founder of PCCW, a telecom based in Hong Kong.