Mihai Alisie

Mihai Alisie

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.

April 7, 2014
Op Ed

A New Chapter Begins

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Dear Community,

The time has come to flip to a new page in the magazine. My time as Editor-in-Chief at Bitcoin Magazine has come to an end. It has been a great honor and a tremendously fun and crazy adventure to take. From initial concept, to the form of a website and finally a paper magazine. We couldn’t have done it without your help and support. You believed in us from the beginning and for that I will always be grateful.

One of the best parts of this entire Bitcoin adventure is the people you get to meet. Before starting this new chapter, I wanted to take a moment to thank again everyone for their support, passion and hard work. Dedicated people like Elizabeth, Vitalik, Ryan, Adam, Vanessa, Corinne, Shane, Roxana, and the rest of our contributors are the heart of this magazine.

Our new editor, Ruben, is a good friend of mine, a fantastic person and writer. It feels great to know that the person who will be carrying the torch is one of the good guys. It is a pleasure to work with people that are driven by passion rather than money.

You are all inspiring colleagues, dear friends and genuinely good people. I know the future is bright and that the magazine will continue to even greater success.

When Vitalik shared his Ethereum idea with me back in November 2013, I instantly knew that I could help the project in some way. I wasn’t sure how at first. As months have passed, one of the Ethereum projects I have enjoyed most, has been working on the concept of “holons” – meaning something that is simultaneously a whole and a part, structures existing at a balance point between chaos and order. It is comforting to know that the magazine is in good hands while this idea unfolds.

Holons are purposeful physical manifestations of the protocol that use and develop distributed authority systems and open technologies. They are highly innovative and agile hubs synced across the globe, with the mission of enabling people to develop world changing tools – transparency, openness, inclusiveness, fairness and purposefulness being the defining traits of this new model.

This idea quickly evolved into a project on its own and the rabbit hole keeps getting deeper. It feels like this journey is shaping up without any estimation of a return date. The last time I had this feeling was when the idea of starting this magazine was in development. How far this new project can ultimately go is still unclear even to me. However, I do see a new and beautiful pattern for a decentralized global society starting to emerge.

The new chapter begins.

Thank you for everything,
Mihai Alisie