Bitcoin Magazine is a one of the original news and print magazine publishers specialising in Bitcoin and digital currencies. Bitcoin Magazine began publishing in 2012, and was founded by Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie. It is currently owned and operated by BTC Media in Nashville, Tennessee.


Vitalik Buterin became interested in bitcoin in 2011 after dropping out of University to pursue Bitcoin full time, and co-founded the periodical Bitcoin Magazine with Mihai Alisie, who asked him to join. [2] [3] [4] The first issue of the magazine was released in May 2012. The magazine was mailed to subscribers worldwide, sold at Barnes & Noble, bookstores and published online. [5] Bitcoin magazine was the first magazine dedicated to crypto currency. [5] Bitcoin Magazine today is under the BTC Media Group umbrella. [6]

Growth to print magazine

In 2012, Bitcoin Magazine began publishing a print edition and has been referred to as the first serious publication dedicated to cryptocurrencies.

BTC Media

Bitcoin Magazine is now owned by BTC Media who acquired the magazine in 2014 from Coin Publishing LLC. [5] BTC Media additionally publishes another quarterly digital and print publication name yBitcoin.

Digital Transition

Bitcoin Magazine seized publication on a print magazine and currently posts content on In it's place, BTC Media created yBitcoin.