Our Business – in a Nutshell.

We are the publishers of leading B2B industry online publication Blockchain News .  Our goal is to publish useful news articles, interviews, and other bits of information that help you better understand the emerging world of Blockchain. This project was born of the desire to create an online repository and community for news and opinion about Blockchain technology and theory. We share stories about new start-ups and projects the Blockchain community is working on as well as moves by incumbents to embrace the new technology to better their own products. Plans to expand to Chinese market are in the pipeline as well as the creation of a sister site at www.crypto-financing.com – which will focus on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s), Tokens, Appcoins, and other emerging alternative funding instruments evolving from the crypto-community.

Richard Kastelein – Founder

Richard Kastelein on Linkedin

— Partner at Cryptoassets Design Group at http://www.cryptoassets.io 
— Publisher of Blockchain News http://www.the-blockchain.com leading publication on Blockchain and DLT technology uses outside of Bitcoin
— Partner at Blockchain Partners – http://www.blockchain-partners.com
— Steering Committee – Blockchain Ecosystem Network – http://www.becon.global


Founder of Blockchain News, CryptoAsset Design Group, and Blockchain Partners Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive & entrepreneur who has guest lectured on innovation at MIT Media Lab, Oxford University, & the University of Koln, sat on media convergence panel at EU Digital Assembly in Brussels & run innovation workshops with companies such like BBC, ABC, CBC, NPO, RTL (DE & NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Liberty Global, Seven Australia, ENGIE & others.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Media Tech & Blockchain in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Dubai, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneva, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, Hollywood, Hilversum, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Manchester, Melbourne, Minsk, Nairobi, NYC, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Vienna, & Zurich.

He’s assessed, judged and funded 100s of startups for EU H2020 Innovation & Innovate UK & has designed & run some of the world’s largest hackathons in London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Brussels, & Berlin covering topics such as IoT, AI, eCommerce, Automotive, Television, Robotics, Health Energy & more – backed by the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, GM, ENGIE, IBM, INTEL, European Commission etc.

A successful entrepreneur with a previous exit, he’s the former owner of TV App Market & The Hackfest which were acquired in 2013.

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 Insights, Guardian & Virgin.com & his work & ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German & French.

In his early 20s, he sailed around the world & wrote, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’​ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989).

Contact Us

Agora Media Ltd. Companies House UK : 07703848 D-U-N-S Number : 21-736-1821

  • Address: AGORA MEDIA LIMITED - 1st Floor, 2 Woodberry Grove, Finchley, London, N12 0DR
  • Phone: +31 (0)6 39583979 (Amsterdam)
  • Email:richard@agoramedia.co.uk