|Headquarters||Nashville, Tennessee, |
|Owner||BTC Media LLC|
|Founder(s)||Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie|
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. It is currently owned and operated by BTC Inc in Nashville, Tennessee.[non-primary source needed]
Vitalik Buterin became interested in bitcoin in 2011, and co-founded the periodical Bitcoin Magazine with Mihai Alisie, who asked him to join. 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. Buterin took the role of head writer as a side project while attending university.
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. Buterin noted he spent 10-20 hours per week writing for the publication.
In early 2015, Bitcoin Magazine was sold to its current owners, BTC Inc.
Bitcoin Magazine at the Smithsonian
A physical copy of a 2014 edition of Bitcoin Magazine was displayed in the Smithsonian Museum as part of the Value of Money exhibit.
Becoming Bitcoin only
In December 2018, according to a company blog post, CEO David Bailey announced that Bitcoin Magazine "would be returning to its roots and shifting its focus to Bitcoin-related stories only."
Bitcoin Magazine in Ukraine
In September 2021, Bitcoin Magazine announced the launch of their Eastern European bureau based in Kyiv.
Bitcoin Magazine and the NFL
The Bitcoin Conference
In June 2019, Bitcoin Magazine hosted Bitcoin 2019 at SVN West in San Francisco, California.
Speakers at the conference included Jack Dorsey, Ron Paul, Kevin O'Leary, Cynthia Lummis, Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss, Francis X. Suarez, Warren Davidson, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Tony Hawk.
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