As chief executive officer of BTC Media LLC, David Bailey is an industry leader in the digital currency and blockchain space. By overseeing the delivery of breaking, in-depth and instructive content, he has championed the growth of the field at its highest level. After founding yBitcoin in 2013, the world’s leading publication on digital currency, David launched BTC Media, a corporate group that has grown to include several dynamic publications, reaching millions of readers worldwide and representing over 150 fintech advertisers, from innovative startups to multi-billion-dollar, Fortune 500 companies. In addition to yBitcoin, a digital and print primer to the bitcoin ecosystem, BTC’s media holdings include Bitcoin Magazine, the world’s first information outlet and news desk dedicated to digital currency; Distributed, a leading source for banking and corporate information on distributed ledger technology; and LTB Network, a group of audio resources for information and developments in the Bitcoin space. David also oversees BTC Media’s Distributed conference series, which has brought blockchain-focused keynotes, panels and workshops to centers for healthcare, financial services and trade around the country. David’s previous entrepreneurial ventures include two long-only equity funds and Forza Financial, a microfinance nonprofit he cofounded at the University of Alabama. He has also served on the advisory board of Lend for America, the Blockchain Education Network, the Bitcoin Foundation, the publicly traded BitcoinShop and the University of Alabama’s Community Affairs Board of Advisors. David serves as the “entrepreneur in residence” at 402 Digital Partners, the leading digital currency investment fund in the southeastern United States, where he consults on digital currency, emerging trends and investment opportunities. David was a University Fellow at the University of Alabama, where he earned degrees in finance, economics and Mandarin Chinese.