Founder of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at blockchain consulting company Token.Agency, director of Edtech Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Richard Kastelein is a Canadian award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of a dozen Blockchain startups and has written 2500+ articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News.

He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. at Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software & Technology (Blockchain Faculty) in China in 2017.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Kuwait, Linz, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Penang, Phuket, Prague, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shanghai, Singapore, 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’s written for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian – and has been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French.

He sailed around the world on small yachts & wrote a series of travel articles called, “”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ traveling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in travel & yachting publications.