Publisher and founder of Blockchain News, and co-founder of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) company CryptoAsset Design Group, and Blockchain Partners Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive & entrepreneur. He’s also on the steering committee of the Blockchain Ecosystem Network (BECON) and sits on the advisory boards of Blockchain startups DECENT.ch and Exscudo. He recently helped Tokencard raise $16.7 million in less than 10 minutes its crowdsale goal.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Media Tech & Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Hollywood, Hilversum, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Minsk, Nairobi, NYC, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, San Mateo, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Vienna, & Zurich.
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) based in Haren, Groningen whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean and Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, The Guardian & Virgin.com & his work & ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French.
In his early 20s, he sailed around the world and wrote a series of articles called “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ about travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989).