ICO Advisor


Founder of industry publication Blockchain News (acquired in 2017) , partner at ICO services collective CryptoAssets Design Group, director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of a dozen Blockchain startups (ICOs) & has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News & has also published on ICOs in Harvard Business Review & Venturebeat. Kastelein holds and honourary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor at Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software & Technology (Blockchain Faculty) in China.


Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Linz, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Penang, Phuket, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Venice, Visakhapatnam & Zurich. He’s a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/M├ętis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian – and has been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French.


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 marketing & more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. His favourite jobs were as St. Maarten’s 1st restaurant reviewer & Sunsail Caribbean yacht delivery skipper. 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.


ICOs Richard has been involved with:

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