Richard Kastelein, a Dutch Canadian dual citizen, is the founder and publisher of Blockchain News, the Internet's first publication focused solely on Blockchain technology and theory (not Bitcoin-centric) launched in late 2015 and the founder of The Hackitarians, a Dutch Foundation (Stichting) that runs technology hackathons also known as gamified, short-term innovation events around the world. He was also the publisher, editor and founder of Atlantic Free Press along with a number of other online progressive, activist websites.

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  • Richard Kastelein, a Dutch Canadian dual citizen, is the founder and publisher of Blockchain News, the Internet's first publication focused solely on Blockchain technology and theory (not Bitcoin-centric) launched in late 2015 and the founder of The Hackitarians, a Dutch Foundation (Stichting) that runs technology hackathons also known as gamified, short-term innovation events around the world. Formerly he was the publisher and founder of TV App Market, an online portal, community, events and industry directory for the emerging industry around TV Applications and Widgets, Social TV, Multiplatform Strategy and Engagement, Connected TV, and Transmedia - and founder of The Hackfest. Both were acquired in 2013 by Six Degrees and Techforge Media in 2013. Currently living in Groningen, Netherlands, Kastelein has spoken on the future of TV, media and innovation at events in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, CuraƧao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Oxford, Rio de Janeiro, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, and Zurich. Such as the UK's 2nd Annual Digital Convergence Summit, Apps World in London, the Future of TV Advertising and the Brazilian International TV Conference in Rio de Janeiro. He was also the publisher, editor and founder of Atlantic Free Press along with a number of other online progressive, activist websites. Kastelein has guest lectured at the Hanze University Groningen the University of Groningen and MIT Media Labs on Social TV. In 2010 he was Deloitte Netherlands Tech Visionary for his predictions and futurist views on New media and Social TV. And in 2011, he won a Computerworld Honors Laureate for Innovation - his five-year Atlantic Free Press project and Free Press Group were honoured for visionary application of information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change including category co-winners from NASA, Duke University, LexisNexis, and George Washington University. Kastelein was nominated for ConnectedWorld.TV Personality of the Year in 2011, vying against Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of SoftBank Capital Masayoshi Son, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)'s Chairman Nidhish Parikh, Director of Personal Media Industry Collaboration for Nokia and director of Amazon Video Cameron Janes and Leo Laporte, an American technology broadcaster, author, and entrepreneur. (en)
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  • Richard Kastelein, a Dutch Canadian dual citizen, is the founder and publisher of Blockchain News, the Internet's first publication focused solely on Blockchain technology and theory (not Bitcoin-centric) launched in late 2015 and the founder of The Hackitarians, a Dutch Foundation (Stichting) that runs technology hackathons also known as gamified, short-term innovation events around the world. He was also the publisher, editor and founder of Atlantic Free Press along with a number of other online progressive, activist websites. (en)
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