An experienced blockchain team

The Pastel team have been developing our blockchain art & image solutions for over 2 years, made up of an entreprenurial team of developers, marketers and fund managers.


Senior Team


Jeff Emanuel

CEO & Founder

Jeff Emanuel is a contemporary art enthusiast and digital artist hobbyist. After identifying many problems pervasive with the current digital art industry, Jeff relaunched the AnimeCoin project with the sole objective of transforming the digital art industry via blockchain technology. Since studying Mathematics at Reed College, Jeff has spent the last 10+ years working as an investment analyst at various long/short equity hedge fund firms, and was most recently the director of research at a $1b+ beta neutral equity hedge fund.




Alex is a software developer and architect with 25+ years of enterprise development experience. He specializes in security and cryptography. He has worked on numerous cryptocurrency projects since 2016.


Stephen Cesaro

Director of Marketing

Stephen’s an alumnus of Dartmouth College and an expert in the field of online sales and media. He has founded or co-owned 7 companies and websites in variety of niches including search, ecommerce, social media and lead generation. He has been a cryptocurrency investor and evangelist since 2015.


Ryan Fee

Director of Operations

Ryan has 10+ years of experience operating and scaling businesses. Currently, he is the Co-Founder for the world’s most trusted and objective cryptocurrency content site. He was responsible for growing the site into one of the top 10 visited sites in the sector. CoinCentral is the hub from which he conducts a variety of different Digital Asset Ventures.


Adam Grist

Marketing Advisor

Adam founded London digital marketing agency Searched in 2014, focusing primarily on Blockchain technology and brands since early 2017. Partnering with the team and creating the Pastel brand has provided a new challenge, with the fork and relaunch from Anime Coin unlike any other project that Adam has supported before.


Barrie Adams

Front End Developer

Barrie heads up technology at London based agency Searched and is overseeing all front end implementation and design across Pastel. With over 15 years experience working with the latest web technologies, Barries full stack knowledge and love of crypto has been invaluable to projects in the space.