Malcolm CaSelle, a pioneering blockchain technology and Bitcoin entrepreneur, has passed away at the age of 50, according to a post on social media from friend and colleague E. David Ellington.
“My younger brother, business associate, advisor and friend, Malcolm CasSelle, died yesterday in Mexico,” Ellington wrote on November 18, 2020. “Apparently his friends said he had a stomach ache when he woke up. He took antibiotics. They came six hours later. returned to check on him and found him dead in his room (at their house).
CaSelle was the CEO of BIGtoken, a data management platform that uses blockchain technology to enable consumers to own, verify and sell their own personal data. He was the CIO of OPSkins, a video game skin trading platform, and as the president of Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX), a digital goods marketplace built on a blockchain. Over a decades-long career, CaSelle has contributed to numerous projects in the fields of media, video games and technology.
“Malcolm was a great energy ball and a great visionary in crypto games,” said Bill Barhydt, CEO of Abra, told Bitcoin Magazine. “He will be missed by everyone he has touched with his positivity and spirit.”
According to his biography, he was an early investor in several Bitcoin-related companies.
“CasSelle entered the blockchain, bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ecosystem in late 2012,” said the LA Games conference. “He was a partner in many early bitcoin mining projects and invested heavily in companies such as BTC China (BTCC), Blockchain Capital Partner (BCAP), GoCoin and many others.”