Richard Kastelein

ICO Advisor, 40+ ICOs, Editor-at-Large Blockchain News, partner Blockchain Partners, founder Cryptoassets Design Group
$ 73,692,257
Projects Raised
About Richard Kastelein
Founder and former publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (acquired in Q4,2017), partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group ($500m+ in ICOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event CryptoFinancing (Europe's first ICO event now branded Tokenomicon) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Ad honorem - Honorary Ph.d - Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme. Over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and the UK government's Innovate UK division. Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich. His network is global and extensive. He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen. ICOs I have been involved with in the past and currently working with: Nevada Blockchain Association (Advisor) Miners Inc - (Advisory Board) Project Esse - (Advisory Board) Artis - (Advisory Board) Arteia - (Advisory Board) Smart City - (Advisory Board) iCasting - (Advisory Board) CoinAnalyst - (Advisory Board) Sportsfix - (Advisory Board) Mulechain - (Advisory Board) Peeke - (Advisory Board) RDC Record Foundation (Advisory Board) Koios AI - (Advisory Board) Peeke - (Advisory Board) DNATix - (Advisory Board) Sharering - (Advisory Board) Iolite Labs - (Advisory Board) Genetic Immunity - (Advisory Board for HIV Immunity project) Evident Proof - (Advisory Board) Decentralized Pictures - (Core Team and Advisory Board) Unic Advertising Network - (Advisory Board) Moms Avenue - (Advisory Board) Mowjow - (Advisory Board) Databroker Dao - (Advisory Board) The Chimaera Project - (Advisory Board) - (Advisory Board) Skycoin - (Advisory Board) Metalicoin - (Advisory Board) ICOBox - (Partnership) Token Key - (Partnership) New Alchemy - (Partnership) Stack (Advisory Board) - Finished Ammbr (Advisory Board) - Finished Play2live (Advisory Board) - Finished Mainframe (Consultant) - Finished Chaintrade (Advisory Board) - Finished Cashaa (Advisory Board) - Finished Blockmason (Advisory Board) - Finished Domraider (Advisory Board) - Finished Golden Fleece (Advisory Board) - Finished Swytch (Advisory Board) - Finished Trueflip (Advisory Board) - Finished Wings - Consultant - Finished Exscudo (Advisory Board) - Finished Tokencard (Consultant) - Finished Humaniq (Interim Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) - Finished Decent (Advisory Board) - Finished Inchain (Advisory Board) - Finished Chronobank (Consultant) - Finished Bancor (Marketing) - Finished Primalbase (Consultant) - Finished
  • Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
    • Business Automation 4.0
  • Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology
    • Chair Professor
    • Blockchain
    • Ad honorem
  • Western Academy of Photography
    • Journalism - Photography
    • Journalism - Photography
    • 3.8
  • Cryptoassets Design Group
    • Co-Founder
  • ICObench
    • ICO Expert (Top 15)
  • Blockchain News
    • Editor At Large
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  • Blockchain Partners
    • Co-Founder and Managing Director
  • Smart City AG
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Coin Analyst
    • Advisory Board Member
    • Advisory Board Member
  • iCasting
    • Advisory Board Member
  • MuleChain
    • Advisory Board Member
  • RECORD Foundation
    • Advisory Board Member
  • ShareRing
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Unic Advertising Network
    • Advisory Board Member
  • iOlite Foundation
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Evident Proof
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Moms Avenue
    • Advisory Board Member
  • MOWJOW - Rewarding Experiences
    • Advisory Board Member
  • DataBroker DAO
    • Advisory Board Member
  • The Chimaera Project
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Conto Network
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Expathos
    • Director (ZZP'er)
  • Ammbr
    • Advisory Board Member
  • European Commission
    • Expert at the European Commission
  • Genetic Immunity, Inc.
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Play2Live
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Cashaa
    • Advisory Board Member
  • ChainTrade
    • Advisory Board Member
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Innovate UK
    • External Assessor
  • BlockMason Inc.
    • Advisory Board Member
  • DomRaider
    • Advisory Board Member
  • The Hackitarians
    • Hackitarian
  • Humaniq
    • Interim Chief Marketing Officer
    • Advisor
  • InChain
    • Advisor
  • The Guardian
    • Contributing Writer
  • Agora Media Ltd.
    • Director
  • Wired Magazine
    • Blogger and Member of Innovation Insights Community
  • The Hackfest
    • Founder and Partner
  • TV App Market
    • Founder and Publisher
  • Zephyr Technology Ventures
    • Venture Partner
  • Association For International Broadcasting
    • Columnist for The Channel Magazine
  • Virgin Media
    • Author at
  • Opera Software
    • Opera TV Technology Evangelist
  • TED Conferences
    • Speaker
  • Perpetual Solutions
    • Future TV/IPTV/Connected TV Instructor
  • Reed MIDEM
    • Event Organizer
  • Travolon BVBA
    • Advisor
  • EU Ticket News
    • Publisher
  • Moho Internet Concepts
    • Consultant
  • Budget Marine
    • Marketing Director
  • Today Newspaper
    • Editor
  • Godfather Media
    • Senior Publicist
  • Free Press Group Netherlands
    • Publisher
  • Avante Yachts
    • Partner and Boatbuilder
  • Worldticketshop
    • Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
  • Island Water World
    • Marketing Director
  • Sparkling Media, London
    • Chief Community Officer
  • What's On Entertainment
    • Managing Editor
  • Professional Yachtman
    • Skipper
    • Captain and Crew
  • Slave River Journal
    • Reporter
  • St. Martin's Week
    • English Editor
  • European Commission
    • Panelist - Converged Media Platforms
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Participation in events

  • Infoshare
  • AmberExpo 02, 80-560 Gdańsk, Poland
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