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Bitcoin Magazine

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Bitcoin Magazine
HeadquartersNashville, Tennessee,
United States
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerBTC Media LLC
Founder(s)Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie
CEODavid Bailey
IndustryDigital Currency
LaunchedMay 2012

Bitcoin Magazine is one of the original news and print magazine publishers covering Bitcoin and digital currencies. Bitcoin Magazine began publishing in 2012. It was co-founded by Vitalik Buterin, Mihai Alisie, Matthew N. Wright, Vladimir Marchenko, and Vicente S.[1][2] It is currently owned and operated by BTC Inc in Nashville, Tennessee.[3][4]


Vitalik Buterin became interested in Bitcoin in 2011, and co-founded the periodical Bitcoin Magazine with Mihai Alisie, who asked him to join.[5][6] Alisie was living in Romania at the time, and Buterin was writing for a blog. Buterin's 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 while attending university.[7]

In 2012, Bitcoin Magazine began publishing a print edition from its base in South Korea and has been referred to as the first serious publication dedicated to cryptocurrencies.[8] Buterin noted he spent 10-20 hours per week writing for the publication.[9]

In early 2015, Bitcoin Magazine was sold to its current owners, BTC Inc.[10]

A physical copy of a 2014 edition of Bitcoin Magazine was displayed in the Smithsonian Museum as part of the Value of Money exhibit.[11]

In September 2021, Bitcoin Magazine announced the launch of their Eastern European bureau based in Kyiv.[12]

In December 2021, New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones partnered with Bitcoin Magazine to gift both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Magazine subscriptions to his offensive line.[13]

The Bitcoin Conference[edit]

Bitcoin magazine hosts annual bitcoin conferences starting in 2019. In June 2021, Bitcoin Magazine hosted Bitcoin 2021 at the Mana Wynwood in Miami, Florida.[14][15] There were approximately 12,000 attendees.[15] In a prerecorded speech, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced his plans to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender in the Central American nation.[16]


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  2. ^ "Maven Partners with Blockchain-Based Media Platform Po.et to Empower Independent Publishers". www.businesswire.com. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  3. ^ "Bitcoin Magazine". www.nasdaq.com. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  4. ^ "Deposit methods and Limits". 2022-05-18. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  5. ^ Finley, Klint (27 January 2014). "Out in the open: Teenage hacker transforms web into one giant Bitcoin network". Wired. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ del Castillo, Michael (24 September 2014). "Dark wallet: A radical way to Bitcoin". The New Yorker. Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b Peck, Morgan (13 June 2016). "The Uncanny Mind That Built Ethereum". Wired. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  8. ^ Vigna, Paul; Casey, Michael J. (2014). "Community". The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging ... Macmillan Publishers. p. 88. ISBN 978-1250065636.
  9. ^ Tapscott, Don (13 March 2017). "The Blockchain Revolution and Higher Education". EducaseReview. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  10. ^ Buterin, Vitalik. "Bitcoin Magazine Has New Ownership". Bitcoin Magazine.
  11. ^ "Bitcoin Magazine, United States, 2014". National Museum of American History.
  12. ^ Magazine, Bitcoin. "Bitcoin Magazine opens Ukraine bureau as it targets international expansion". Johnson City Press. Archived from the original on 2021-12-10. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  13. ^ "Mac Jones gifts Patriots offensive linemen Bitcoin for the holidays". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2022-01-04.
  14. ^ Schulz, Bill (14 July 2021). "Miami's Bitcoin Convention Was Weirder and More Wonderful Than I Imagined". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  15. ^ a b Sigalos, MacKenzie (2021-06-08). "Thousands of bitcoin believers descended on Miami to party and preach the gospel of 'HODL'". CNBC. Retrieved 2021-11-04.
  16. ^ Esposito, Anthony (2021-06-06). "El Salvador's president says will send bill to make bitcoin legal tender". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-11-11.

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