NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BTC Media LLC, parent company of financial technology magazine yBitcoin and its website www.ybitcoin.com, has as of January 21, 2015 completed the purchase of Bitcoin Magazine from Coin Publishing LLC.
Bitcoin Magazine is the first publication devoted exclusively to Bitcoin, the digital currency that burst onto the international economic scene as open source software in 2009. Magazine founders Mihai Alisie and Vitalik Buterin published their first issue in May, 2012 and later joined forces with Orlando, Florida-based Coin Publishing LLC to produce 22 issues. The magazine is mailed to subscribers worldwide, sold at Barnes & Noble bookstores and published online at www.bitcoinmagazine.com.
BTC Media founders Calli S. Bailey and David F. Bailey plan to capitalize on the acquisition by increasing their company's online news and analysis, among other benefits of the merger.
"This purchase and the enhanced resources it brings into our fold make BTC Media the world's leading Bitcoin media group," said CEO David Bailey. "Our readers will now have access not only to the same in-depth feature stories they've always found in yBitcoin, but also to breaking news about a cryptocurrency world that is growing exponentially. We aim to be the most trusted source for news in this field by offering relevant information to every reader, regardless of their familiarity with Bitcoin."
Tony Gallippi, co-owner of Coin Publishing LLC and executive chairman of BitPay, commented, "The BTC Media publication yBitcoin has played an instrumental role in introducing Bitcoin to the world. We knew this would perfectly fit our effort to spread the Bitcoin story to a larger audience. We're extremely proud of Bitcoin Magazine's accomplishments, but know that we've only scratched the surface. The opportunity to join forces with BTC Media's extremely capable and visionary team was the strategic move we needed to fully realize our potential."
BTC Media plans to relaunch Bitcoin Magazine and add a lineup of industry experts as contributors. The company is also expanding its team to manage the expanded joint publishing effort. BTC Media is committed to investing heavily in BCM's digital offerings and establishing BitcoinMagazine.com as the leading brand in cryptocurrency news and analysis.
yBitcoin will continue its editorial strategy of informing a general readership about Bitcoin.
"Our mission is to educate the world about Bitcoin and expand its reach," said BTC Media Publisher Calli Bailey. "Bringing yBitcoin and Bitcoin Magazine under one united media group provides us with multiple platforms for doing just that." The company also plans to begin publication of yBitcoin in other languages significantly expanding its international presence.
BTC Media has also established a partnership with decentral.tv, a leading video content provider, and is co-hosting a "Bitcoin House" at this year's SXSW™ in Austin, TX. "Between print, digital, video and events, BTC Media is prepared to engage our audience through every medium and carry cryptocurrency forcefully into the mainstream," said David Bailey.
The company plans to establish new headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.
SOURCE BTC Media LLC