Blockchain Based Ticketing Company Aventus Systems Announces Advisory Board

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Aventus Systems a UK Blockchain-based protocol developer that has created a disruptive application to revolutionize the event ticketing industry, has today announced its advisory board.

Advisors joining the board include: Professor Mike Waterson, one of the United Kingdom’s leading authorities on ticketing, Professor William Knottenbelt, the Director of the Cryptocurrency Research & Engineering Centre at Imperial College, Bernie Dillon, a 30 year entertainment industry veteran who has worked with brands such as HBO, UFC, Santana and Caesars, and Daniel Masters, Director at Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund PLC. The newly appointed board will provide strategic, technical, and legal counsel for the Aventus team as they bring their solution to the global ticketing markets.

Daniel Masters, Director at Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund PLC, said:

“What I’ve learned from the somewhat limited experience I’ve had with the collection of start-ups in which we’re invested and to whom we offer management services is that the keys to success are vision, motivation, passion, hunger, eloquence, technical expertise, experience, maturity, organization, reputation and balls. I’ve had varied outcomes but Alan and Annika, the Founders of Aventus, are the best of the best, and are enhanced greatly by what we have to offer in order to fill out their card.”

Professor Waterson, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and one of the United Kingdom’s leading authorities on ticketing had this to say about the Aventus Solution:

“My investigation into the event ticketing industry, particularly in music, brought home to me how a structure has grown up that leads to consumer confusion and frustration, alongside a range of dubious practices. Technologically, the problems are challenging, but to me, Aventus has a comprehensive approach to their solution. Provided there is sufficient industry buy-in, Aventus can be a real force for positive change.”

Professor Knottenbelt, Director at the Cryptocurrency Research & Engineering Centre at Imperial College and a technical advisor to the Aventus team had this to say:

“Aventus represents the next generation of Blockchain technology which will unleash the true power of Blockchains by creating and empowering new kinds of markets. The founders embody the very best of the qualities that our graduates are known for and we are proud to support them.”

Bernie Dillon, a 30+ year entertainment and sports industry veteran known for work with brands such as Caesars, Trump, HBO, UFC, Santana, Eric Clapton, Hard Rock and the current Director of Carnival Live had this to say about the Aventus solution:

“Anyone who has ever attended, hosted, or produced a live entertainment event, be it a UFC fight, boxing match, or concert has been affected by counterfeit tickets or extortionate secondary resale prices. Aventus brings a refreshing solution to these age-old problems that could very well end fraudulent activity and unregulated ticket touting once and for all.”

This announcement comes shortly after selling out the pre-sale of its ICO for cryptocurrency AventCoin (AVT) for $7.5m with the public sale going live on July 19th for an additional $7.5m, with a target of $15 million (60,000 ETH).

The Aventus Blockchain solution effectively eliminates ticket fraud and allows owners and event organizers to control and receive commissions on secondary market ticket sales. The application facilitates event ticketing and marketing at a significantly reduced platform cost.

Alan Vey & Annika Monari, Directors of Aventus Systems commented:

“We are really thrilled to welcome such exciting and experienced industry professionals to the board. We believe their expertise and advice will play huge part in accelerating Aventus to the next level.”

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About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST 2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency ($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat. Irish Tech News put him in the top 10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem - Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of Blockchain at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School for Business Automation 4.0 programme.  Over a half a decade experience judging and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, Prague, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Venice, Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and Zurich.

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, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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