About Richard Kastelein
Founder and writer of business publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a associate at ICO companies collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of training firm Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning writer, innovation govt and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain expertise and startups at Blockchain News and has additionally revealed pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News put him within the prime 10 Token Architects in Europe.
Kastelein has an Ad Honorem – Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China’s first Blockchain University in Nanchang on 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 four.zero programme. Over a half a decade expertise judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation tasks as an EU knowledgeable for the European Commission’s SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup choose for the UK authorities’s Innovate UK division.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain expertise in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing profession has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written often for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work and concepts have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by commerce, an entrepreneur and adventurer at coronary heart, Kastelein’s skilled profession has ranged from political publishing to TV expertise, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to advertising and marketing and extra as he is travelled for practically 30 years as a Canadian expatriate residing world wide. In his 20s, he sailed world wide on small yachts and wrote a collection of journey articles known as, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in main journey and yachting publications. He at the moment lives in Groningen, Netherlands the place he is elevating three teenage daughters together with his spouse and crusing associate, Wieke Beenen.