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Richard Kastelein

Cryptoassets Design Group
Venture Capital

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Achterberghof 8
Haren, Groningen 9752HE

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Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, ICO, Initial Coin Offering, Token Sale, Token Generation Event, TGE, Token Offering.

About My Business:


Richard Kastelein FRSA - from ICO Advisor, Tokenomist, Publisher, Writer, Entrepreneur, Fellow Royal Society Of Arts 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 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) Tymlez - (Advisory Board) U.S. Blockchain Association - (Advisory Board) 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) 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) 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

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