THE BITCOIN MAGAZINE MISSION
Bitcoin Magazine is on a mission to be the most accurate and up-to-date source of information, news and commentary about Bitcoin and crypto-currencies. The magazine reaches hundreds of thousands of readers every month by covering current events in business, technology, politics, law and society with a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions from authors and guests in an attempt to provide enlightening commentary that is accessible to new Bitcoin users as well as news and insights the veteran users will find valuable.
We desire to work with the Bitcoin community to help support and grow this tremendous technological and financial innovation that empowers each one of us to manage our own economic relations with greater control.
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THE BITCOIN MAGAZINE TEAM
Mihai Alisie - Editor-In-Chief. Bitcoin Magazine is the realized vision of Mihai. From Issue #1, which was shipped from his living room in Romania, to today Bitcoin Magazine bears Mihai’s imprint. Bitcoin Magazine has grown as he has grown with the magazine. What started out as a team of people that didn’t have any experience in the publishing industry, is now distributing a physical magazine internationally and in Barnes & Noble bookstores across the US. Online we reach more than 100,000 readers. You should be at least as proud as us, if not prouder, of this achievement.
Vitalik Buterin – Head Writer. Vitalik Buterin is a computer science student at the University of Waterloo who is currently taking some time off to pursue Bitcoin interests full-time. He first joined the Bitcoin community in March 2011, and has been actively involved in Bitcoin-related projects ever since. His main current areas of involvement include writing for Bitcoin Magazine, programming for Egora, developing Bitcoin software libraries and actively participating in the “colored coins” project. Other interests include math, computer science, online education, economics and philosophy. For personal page, see http://vbuterin.com, for code see http://github.com/vbuterin.
Ruben Alexander – Lead Writer. Ruben had been informally blogging about Bitcoin and writing reviews and stories about using Bitcoin business since 2011 before becoming a writer for Bitcoin Magazine. He has written about the social aspects of Bitcoin expanding out to non-technical circles such as farmers, pilots, anarchists, authors, entrepreneurs, bloggers, coin minters, and many other types of people turning on to Bitcoin.
Other interests include creating product renders, 3d print design, and writing electronic music (https://www.behance.net/urbenz).
Elizabeth T. Ploshay – Manager of Communications. Having previously served as the Scheduler and Policy Assistant for a US Member of Congress, Elizabeth is thrilled to work alongside the Bitcoin Magazine team. With a background in public policy, grassroots activism, and a keen desire to promote decentralization and individual liberties, she is fascinated with Bitcoin and the multiple opportunities for this peer to peer currency and movement to flourish.
Elizabeth serves on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Bitcoin Foundation Education Committee. Elizabeth holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College (IL).
Vanessa Krohn – Manager of Operations. Vanessa ensures that all customer support issues are handled promptly and effectively. She handles shipping and logistics for the magazine, as well as supporting the editorial team and magazine contributors. Vanessa has a background in project management and coordination of volunteer outreach in her community.
Roxana Sureanu – Logistics Manager. Roxana has been a part of the magazine since the beginning. She is in charge of processing orders and making sure that your magazines are delivered to you. Roxana recently graduated from the University Lucian Blaga in Sibiu, Romania and studied Economy of Commerce. She is the first student in Romania to write her bachelor’s thesis about Bitcoin. Roxana’s presentation was a total success and she received an A mark. Well done!
Ryan Taylor – Webmaster. A native of northern California, Ryan is a twenty first century renaissance man who firmly believes in making the world a better place through art and technology and making the web a better place through collaboration and transparency. An accomplished photographer, graphic designer, web designer and developer, Ryan’s skills portfolio also includes videography, post-production, and both live stream video and DVD production. It was a web-published guide to full disk encryption that originally caught the attention of the editorial staff here at Bitcoin Magazine.
Anthony Gallippi – Executive Producer. Co-founder and CEO of BitPay which was founded in 2011 and is the premier bitcoin payment processor handling millions of dollars worth of transactions per month. He is involved in all daily operations including new business development, marketing and customer service.
He has 15 years of experience in sales and marketing working in the Robotics industry, was a District Sales Manager for Aerotech, a Regional Sales Manager for Industrial Devices Corporation and holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jon Matonis is currently the Executive Director at Bitcoin Foundation. He is a regular Forbes contributor and editor of The Monetary Future which is a leading economics blog at the intersection of free banking, cryptography and digital currency. He has also served as CEO of Hushmail and Chief FX Dealer at VISA.
“Matonis is quite correct that the new technology makes easier the use of multiple private currencies.” –Mark Bernkopf, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in “Electronic Cash and Monetary Policy“, 1996.
“Matonis argues that what is about to happen in the world of money is nothing less than the birth of a new Knowledge Age industry: the development, issuance, and management of private currencies.” –Seth Godin in Presenting Digital Cash, 1995.
Trace Mayer, J.D. is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. He holds a degree in Accounting and a law degree. He has studied Austrian economics focusing on the work of Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises.
Trace Mayer operates Run To Gold and How To Vanish, has authored The Great Credit Contraction and co-authored How To Vanish The Book, Bitcoin Beginner’s Guide and A Lawyer’s Take On Bitcoin And Taxes, is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the San Diego County Bar Association. Trace Mayer has appeared on Canada’s national financial network BNN, ABC, NBC, many radio shows, conferences, to many private groups and is syndicated through Seeking Alpha, Yahoo! Finance and MarketWatch.
Luke Dashjr is a Bitcoin developer and runs the Eligius mining pool.
Bo Shen is an evangelist, entrepreneur and investor in math-based ecosystem. As a veteran of the financial and Internet industries, Bo Shen has been actively involved in Bitcoin, Ripple and Bitshares. He is currently the one of three founding members of the Bitcoin Foundation’s China Chapter, the Director of mybitfund, Invictus Innovations and RippleChina.
Bo obtained his M.S. in Industry Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology,
and a B.S. in Mathematics from University of Shanghai Science and Technology.
Bo Shen has held various senior positions in the financial industry in the US,
China and Hong Kong, and founded an internet start-up in China as well.