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Bitcoin Magazine
Bitcoin Magazine Logo 2017.png
Headquarters Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Area served Worldwide
Industry Digital Currency
Website Official website
Launched May, 2012

Bitcoin Magazine is one of the original news and print magazine publishers specializing in Bitcoin and digital currencies. Bitcoin Magazine began publishing in 2012, and was co-founded by Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie.[1] It is currently owned and operated by BTC Media in Nashville, Tennessee. Richtopia listed Bitcoin Magazine as No. 8 on its "Top 100 most influential companies in blockchain".[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Vitalik Buterin became interested in bitcoin in 2011, and co-founded the periodical Bitcoin Magazine with Mihai Alisie, who asked him to join.[3][4][5] Alisie was at the time living in Romania.[6] Buterin was writing for a blog when his writing captured the attention of Alisie, and they subsequently decided to start the magazine.[7] Buterin took the role of head writer as a side project to his attendance of university.[7]

In 2012, Bitcoin Magazine began publishing a print edition and has been referred to as the first serious publication dedicated to cryptocurrencies.[8] The magazine was mailed to subscribers worldwide, sold at Barnes & Noble, bookstores and published online.[9] The magazine was available in 2012 for $9 per month, although many of its articles were also available online for free.[10] Buterin noted he spent 10-20 hours per week writing for the publication.[11]

In 2013, while still Editor in Chief of the magazine, Alisie was involved with Cody Wilson in the darkwallet project.[12] Alisie would later go on to also cofound Ethereum with Buterin, and as of 2017 was involved with a Spanish blockchain start-up named Aragon.[13] As of 2017 Alisie is serving the CEO of Akasha, a blockchain social media app on Ethereum.[14]

BTC Media[edit | edit source]

Bitcoin Magazine is now owned by BTC Media, which is the media and publishing subsidiary of BTC Inc., who acquired the magazine in 2014 from Coin Publishing LLC.[9] BTC Media also publishes yBitcoin, Let's Talk Bitcoin and Distributed.[15][16] Bitcoin Magazine today is under the BTC Media Group umbrella.[17] Bitcoin Magazine ceased publication of their print magazine and currently posts content online. In its place, BTC Media created yBitcoin.[citation needed]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Snyder, Benjamin (23 June 2017). "Meet Vitalik Buterin, the 23-year-old founder of bitcoin rival ethereum". CNBC. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  2. CAG, DERIN. "Top 100 Blockchain Organisations: From CoinDesk to BitPay, These Are the Most Influential Organisations in the Distributed Ledger Space". Richtopia. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  3. Kelly, Brian. "Smart Money, set it and forget it". The Bitcoin Big Bang: How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World. Wiley Publishing. p. 155. ISBN 978-1118963661. 
  4. Finley, Klint (27 January 2014). "Out in the open: Teenage hacker transforms web into one giant Bitcoin network". Wired. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  5. del Castillo, Michael (24 September 2014). "Dark wallet: A radical way to Bitcoin". The New Yorker. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  6. Preukschat, Alex; Busquet, Josep. Bitcoin: The Hunt of Satoshi Nakamoto. Europe Comics. p. 89. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Peck, Morgan (13 June 2016). "The Uncanny Mind That Built Ethereum". Wired. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  8. Vigna, Paul; Casey, Michael J. "Community". The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging ... Macmillan Publishers. p. 88. ISBN 9781250065636. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "BTC Media Acquires Bitcoin Magazine". Bitcoin Magazine. Coin Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  10. Nair, Malavika (11 November 2013). "Radical entrepreneurship in Bitcoin makes it the exemplar". FEE. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  11. Tapscott, Don (13 March 2017). "The Blockchain Revolution and Higher Education". EducaseReview. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  12. "Dark Wallet launches crowdfunding campaign". CoinDesk. CoinDesk. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  13. "Bitcoin Magazine Creator and Ethereum Co-Founder Joins Aragon Cryptocurrency veteran Mihai Alisie joins the advisory board of the Spanish blockchain startup Aragon". Finance Magnates. Finance Magnates. Retrieved 17 September 2017. 
  14. "The Next Wave of Ethereum Applications is Almost Here". CoinDesk. CoinDesk. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  15. Pick, Leon (25 January 2015). "BTC Media Acquires Bitcoin Magazine from Coin Publishing". FinMagnates. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  16. Levine, Adam (24 March 2017). "BTC Media Acquires The LTB Network, Plans Relaunch". LTBNetwork. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  17. "About us – Bitcoin Magazine". Bitcoin Magazine. Coin Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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