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Richard Kastelein

ICO Advisor, 50+ ICOs since 2016, Editor-at-Large Blockchain News, partner Blockchain Partners, founder Cryptoassets Design Group


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.

Chevalier (Knight) - Ordre des Arts et des Technologies at Crypto Chain University and on advisory board of Advisory Board Member of International Decentralized Association Of Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (IDABC) as well as Advisory Board Member at U.S. Blockchain Association.

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 as a startup judge for 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:


Corre Medical - (Advisory Board)
Femergy - (Advisory Board)
Tymlez - (Advisory Board)
U.S. Blockchain Association - (Advisory Board)
International Decentralized Association Of Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (IDABC) - (Advisory Board)
Crypto Chain University , Ordre des Arts et des Technologies - (Chevalier/Knight)
MinersINC - (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)
Koios AI - (Advisory Board)
Peeke - (Advisory Board)
DNATix - (Advisory Board)
Iolite Labs - (Advisory Board)
Evident Proof - (Advisory Board)
Decentralized Pictures - (Core Team and Advisory Board)
Mowjow - (Advisory Board)
The Chimaera Project - (Advisory Board) - (Advisory Board)
Skycoin - (Advisory Board)
Metalicoin - (Advisory Board)
ICOBox - (Partnership)
New Alchemy - (Partnership)
Sharering - (Advisory Board) - Finished
RDC Record Foundation (Advisory Board) - Finished
Unic Advertising Network - (Advisory Board) - Finished
Genetic Immunity - (Advisory Board for HIV Immunity project) - Finished
Databroker Dao - (Advisory Board) - Finished
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

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Skycoin - Advisors
Founder of the Blockchain News
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DatabrokerDAO - Advisors
Blockchain News Publisher
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RECORD Foundation - Advisor
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Play2Live - Advisors
Publisher, Entrepreneur, Tokonomist
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DomRaider - Advisors
Publisher and Founder at The Blockchain News
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Swytch - Advisors
CEO, Maker City Project
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BlockMason - Advisors
Leading Crypto-News Writer, Founder of Blockchain News
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Exscudo - Advisors
Project Ambassador
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True Flip - Advisory
Co-founder of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) company CryptoAsset Design Group
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Cashaa - Advisors
Blockchain Media Advisor
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STK - Team member

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