Vitalik Buterin was the co-founder and chief writer of Bitcoin Magazine. It started as an online project, with Buterin and fellow co-founder Mihai Alisi even resorting to selling individual articles for bitcoin on various forums when the journal’s financial situation was at its lowest. However, in 2012 they began publishing a print edition, which is often referred to as the first serious publication devoted entirely to cryptocurrencies. It was sent to subscribers worldwide, sold at Barnes & Noble and other bookstores, and published online. Vitalik spends 10 to 20 hours a week working on the publication. Vitalik participated in the publication until 2014. Bitcoin Magazine is currently owned and operated by BTC Media.

Vitalik has also contributed to Ledger, a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research articles on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology published by the University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh.