Published on 11/20/2020
Malcolm CasSelle (Malcolm Wesley Casselle), a blockchain and Bitcoin technology entrepreneur, has died aged 50 in Mexico.
“My younger brother, business partner, advisor and friend Malcolm CasSelle passed away yesterday in Mexico,” colleague E. David Ellington wrote on November 18, 2020 in a Facebook post. “Apparently his friends said he had a stomach ache when he woke up. He took antibiotics. They returned six hours later to check on him and found him dead in his room (at their home).
Malcolm CasSelle was the CEO of BIGtoken Inc., a data management platform that leverages blockchain technology to enable consumers to own, verify and sell their own personal data. He was CIO of OPSkins, a video game skin trading platform, and President of Montreal’s Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX), a marketplace for digital products built on a blockchain.
BIGtoken started as a division of SRAX, Inc., a financial technology company that unlocks data and information for publicly traded companies. CasSelle was also a member of the Board of Directors of SRAX.
In August 2019, the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued a summons against video game virtual goods company OPSkins Group Inc. (doing business as Worldwide Asset eXchange) in response to a complaint filed by Crypto Asset Fund, LLC and Digital Capital Management, LLC. The case is CAS N °: 2: 19-cv-06983. CasSelle has been actively involved in offering and selling WAX tokens to investors, including Crypto Asset Fund, according to court documents. At one point, OPSkins claimed to be the world’s largest platform for virtual video game merchants. In June 2018, OPSkins received a cease and desist order from Valve, the developer of Steam, shortly after the defendants launched the WAX ExpressTrade.