The Team

Richard Kastelein – Founder (contact)
Richard is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive, and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1,500 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and VentureBeat.

Robert K. Elder – President & Publisher (contact)
Rob brings an established track record of innovation and digital media to Blockchain News, having served as the Executive Director of Digital Product Development & Innovation for Crain Communications and Vice President of Content for Sun-Times Media Local.

His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Chicago Tribune,, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. Elder is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the award-winning author of eight books. He has also served as a mentor at TechStars, 1871 Chicago and Northwestern University’s The Garage.


Adriana Hamacher – Managing Editor (contact)
Adriana is an award-winning writer, seasoned web content editor, and BBC trained broadcast journalist and producer. She has written and produced items on subjects from technology to techno, for outlets as diverse as Economist Insights, the Discovery Channel, BBC World and IPC Magazines.