The Only Source Of Knowledge Is Experience


'The Only Source Of Knowledge Is Experience'

MasterNode Ventures (MNV) consists of a full-stack Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Advisory Service and Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Incubator.

MNV was founded in December 2017 by Chris McLoughlin, Kyle Hornberg and JP Thor after the successful CanYaCoin (CAN) ICO; raising approximately $15m AUD. The experience, connections, strategies and knowledge that was gained from conducting Australia's 2nd most successful ICO has been captured in MasterNode Ventures.

Deep networking in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency space has been established through near constant travelling since the beginning of the CanYaCoin ICO.

Through ICO Advisory and Incubation Services, MasterNode Ventures can share lessons learned and help foster the successful global expansion of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies.

Only a very exclusive number of small projects that show large potential will be taken on.


  • Whitepaper feedback and report
  • Token economic model and strategy  
  • Exclusive invites to worldwide cryptocurrency & blockchain events 
  • Pre-sale & ICO strategy
  • Smart Contract Design, Development and Auditing
  • Broad marketing strategies and advice
  • Investor introductions (we have a big international investor network)  
  • Community management and growth hacking  
  • Ongoing crisis management
  • Exchange Introductions and Listing Assistance


Through our network we can provide introductions in the following areas:

  • Investors (individuals, syndicates and funds)
  • Crypto Marketing & PR firms
  • Crypto Accountants & Lawyers
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Over the Counter (OTC) contacts
  • Liquidity service providers
  • Speaking positions on crypto/blockchain panels
  • Exchanges (Any you desire)

Note : We provide introductions and support, no guarantees



A hands-off but invaluable advisory package to cover most of your needs. Ideal for late-stage projects.

ICO Guidebook including ICO overview, preparations, strategies and advice.

Whitepaper report including feedback/analysis on structure, content and optics.

Pre-ICO guidance on planning, structuring and execution of the Token Sale.

Pre-ICO operations, marketing and community management Advice.

Basic up-front introductions and crisis support during the ICO.


A hands-on advisory package to take your ICO from start to finish. Ideal for projects new to the space.

ICO Guidebook including ICO overview, preparations, strategies and advice.

Whitepaper report including feedback/analysis on structure, content and optics.

Full service package from planning through to the completion of the ICO including strategic, tactical & operational advice on ICO execution.

Advice and direction on all ICO planning and strategies. Active support during the ICO with on-going guidance for marketing strategies, community engagement plans and ICO execution.

Introductions to contacts (exchanges, OTC providers, investors, crypto services like accounting & legal) before and during the ICO.

Responses to emailed Requests For Information (RFI) within 24 hours.


Choose your own packages where required.

Smart Contract Design & Development (Tokens, Sales, dApps.

Smart Contract Auditing (required for most exchange listings).

Legal & Accountant Introductions (Gibralta, Malta, Switzerland, USA, Singapore, BVI, Australia).

Exchange Introductions (no guarantees, most mainstream exchanges).



John Paul Thorbjornsen

Co-Founder, Director & Advisor

Technology enthusiast, aeronautical engineering, former Air Force pilot, early Bitcoin adopter, Ethereum ambassador. Now helping accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies globally.

Chris McLoughlin

Co-Founder & Advisor

Chris is a co founder of CanYa and has a background in economics and finance. He has a particular interest in game theory and all things tokenomics. Chris ran the marketing side of the CanYa ICO and has since advised many other projects. He strongly believes in the decentralised future and is looking forward to helping shape that vision.

Kyle Hornberg

Co-Founder & Advisor

Air Force Operational Manager & Pilot, Leader, Innovator, Investor, Technologist, Surfer, Blockchain Enthusiast. Co-founded CanYa and runs a very tight operations team by bridging the gap between the fast paced development of blockchain technology and the effective operations of a remote working team.

Nadeem Sheikh


Nadeem is an IBM certified solution developer with over 9 years experience. He is a technology evangelist with focus on Blockchain platforms namely Ethereum, Cosmos, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Sawtooth, R3 Corda. He is highly experienced in developing enterprise solutions using Solidity, Web3, Hyperledger, ERC20 Specifications, JSR 286 specifications, JAVA, J2EE, Web Services, Microservices, MEAN Stack, Portal Server, and DB2.

Beau Stoner


Beau Stoner is the Founder of Cryptocurrency Australia Media and Blockchain Management Solutions. He has presented at international blockchain conferences and is in the process of building CCA Media into Australia’s premier source of cryptocurrency and blockchain education and news.




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