Founder of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), partner at Token.Agency & EdTech company Blockchain Partners (Oracle client) - Richard Kastelein is a Canadian award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of a dozen Blockchain startups & has written 2500+ articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News and published in Harvard Business Review, Wired, The Guardian & Venturebeat. His work has been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French & and his writings have been cited over 30x at Google Scholar.
He holds an honourary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor at Jiangxi Institute of Software and Technology (Blockchain Faculty) in China.
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain in Amsterdam (4x), Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai (3x), Eindhoven, Gdansk (2x), Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Kuwait, Linz, London (6x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Penang, Phuket, Prague, San Mateo, Santa Clara (3x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam & Zurich.
He's a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He started building online media in 1997.
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur & adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to a stint as a restaurant reviewer in the Caribbean & more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years.
He sailed around the world on small yachts & wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in travel & yachting publications. He currently lives in Haren, NL where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife & sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.
I publish Blockchain News and am Managing Director of Token.Agency and Blockchain Partners
And I speak at conferences on Tokenomics, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
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I have helped 50+ projects raise some $500m in token sales since 2015 - and have worked on many advisory boards.
Working with a number of broker-dealers in both the USA and Europe, I can help organise a successful Security Token Offering (STO) on either side of the Atlantic, with the team at Token.Agency.
Are you looking to raise funds the old school way? Have you raised in an STO and looking to do a public sale to build out your utility token? I can help organise a successful Utility Token Offerings (ICO) on either side of the Atlantic, with the team at Token.Agency.
Mechanism design, hybrid tokens, dual token structures - there are many ways to design the tokenomics and architecture of STOs and ICOs - Irish Tech News names me as one of the top ten token architects in Europe.
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...of Dutch/Irish/English/Métis background and was born in New Westminster, British Columbia and carry dual nationality for both Netherlands and Canada.
I currently live in Haren, a small 12th-century village near Groningen in the Northern Netherlands where I am raising three teenage daughters with my wife and longtime sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.
Sailed around the world on small yachts & wrote a series of travel articles called, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in travel & yachting publications. I lived aboard in the Caribbean for a decade and was a professional delivery skipper and charter captain for many years.
I have written over 2000 articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News and also published on blockchain technology in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. My writings over my 30 year career have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. I have been a journalist in the Canadian Arctic in the Native press and the Caribbean where I was an editor and writer for sailing publications and newspapers. My treatment for a TV game show called "Walk The Plank" was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012.
I have been teaching Oracle staffers worldwide for two years via webex remote with classes of up to 50 at a time. I have an honorary Ph.D. and am a Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology.
I started off my work life as a 16-year-old washing dishes in an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord restaurant shovelling uneaten food into wheelie bins. Then became an apprentice chef in a French restaurant before beginning my travels moving to London to manage a trendy cafe in St. John's Wood for two years. I also tended the taps at The Red Lion pub in Soho London where Karl Marx used to have meetings where I had the odd experience of occasionally breaking up fights at London Poetry Society meetings.
I have worked and lived in more than a dozen countries and travelled to more than 70. My life as a Canadian expat has now exceeded the time I lived in my own country.
In 2003 I organised the funding and building of a boatyard in Ilhabela Brazil, then in 2004, I spent six months building a 1.3 million dollar catamaran. It was my last foray in the marine industry.
Before publishing Blockchain News, I was the publisher and founder of award-winning Atlantic Free Press and Pacific Free Press - a group of online publications that work with over 300 academics and media creatives and focus on progressive politics and ideas. In the early 2000S I published on demand print books by Chris Floyd on Amazon.com called 'Empire Burlesque', 'Oceania' by Andre Vltchek as well as theologist Jan Chr. Vaessen's 'A Quest For Hope: Searching For Ways Out Of Postmodern Nihilism Into New Reality'.
I have done keynotes and panels at events in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Bucharest, Cannes, Copenhagen, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Hilversum, Hollywood, Kuwait, Liepzig, Linz, London (4x), Madrid, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, NYC, Penang, Phuket, Rio De Janeiro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Jose, Shanghai, Sheffield, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Vienna, Visakhapatnam and Zurich. I have guest lectured at MIT Media Labs in the USA, Oxford University in the UK, University of Cologne in Germany, University of Groningen, Netherlands and the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology in China.
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