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Overstock CEO and Blockchain Visionary Patrick Byrne Resigns Following “Deep State” Comments

In a “Dear Shareholders” letter, Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) CEO and blockchain visionary Patrick Byrne submitted his resignation as both CEO and board member effective immediately. In afternoon trading, shares in Overstock are up by around 7%. The move by Byrne came following the fallout from comments… Read More

Bitt Digital, Part of Overstock’s Medici Ventures, Becomes First Company to Exit Central Bank of Barbados Sandbox

Bitt Digital Inc., a portfolio company of Overstock’s (NASDAQ:OSTK) Medici Ventures, has become the first company to successfully complete the regulatory sandbox by the Central Bank of Barbados and the Financial Services Commission. Medici Ventures invested $4 million in Bitt in early 2016. The investment… Read More

Overstock Earnings: E-Commerce Delivers Loss but Blockchain Projects are “Some of the Most Significant and Cutting Edge in the World”

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. According to a release from the e-commerce/tech/blockchain firm, both top line revenue and profit declined for the quarter. Shares in Overstock dipped in pre-market trading. In a note to shareholders, CEO and… Read More

Medici Ventures’ Portfolio Company Bitt to Use Blockchain Technology to Conduct a Central Bank Digital Currency Pilot Across Eastern Caribbean Currency Union’s Member Countries

Medici Ventures, a blockchain accelerator and subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announced on Wednesday its portfolio company Bitt is using blockchain technology to conduct a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) pilot across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union’s (ECCU) member countries. Founded in 2013, Bitt’s mission… Read More

Overstock Issues Statement on tZero Milestones: An Iterative Journey that Dates Back to 2014

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has issued a release that touts the accomplishments of its blockchain focused securities platform tZero. Overstock is, of course, a discount e-commerce platform – not exactly a business that one would expect to seek to disrupt the financial services industry. But founder Patrick… Read More

Overstock Makes a Point to Pay Taxes in Ohio Using New OhioCrypto.com Site

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has issued a statement indicating they will be paying their Ohio taxes using the newly launched OhioCrypto.com site announced in November by Treasurer of Ohio Josh Mandel. Overstock CEO and blockchain advocate Patrick M. Byrne said in the announcement: “We have long thought… Read More

Stealth Mode Fintech Chainstone Labs Completes Equity Transfer with Security Token to Medici Ventures Using Ravencoin Blockchain

Medici Ventures, the blockchain holding company subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) says it has completed an equity token transfer using the Ravencoin blockchain. Medici reports it purchased $3.6 million in Chainstone Labs, a stealth Fintech startup that is focused on digital securities. Chainstone, founded by CEO… Read More

Overstock Sub Medici Ventures Invests in GrainChain Blockchain Startup

GrainChain, a blockchain startup for documenting agricultural yield and handling payments, has received an equity investment from Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) subsidiary Medici Ventures. According to a note from the company, Medici has invested $2.5 million purchasing a 10% ownership stake in the firm. Medici has… Read More

Overstock Earnings Report: It’s Really All About Blockchain

Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) reported Q3 earnings today after the market closed. While the company is best known for its e-commerce expertise, most of the earnings call was about crypto, blockchain, and the future according to Patrick Byrne. As for Overstock,  top-line revenue came in at… Read More

Overstock Sub Bitsy Exchange & Wallet Starts Service on Monday

Bitsy, a “user-friendly bridge” between the US dollar and Bitcoin will be publicly available this Monday (November 12, 2018). Bitsy is a portfolio company of Medici Ventures – Overstocks (NASDAQ: OSTK) – blockchain accelerator. According to a release, Bitsy users will be able to download the… Read More

Overstock Subsidiary Medici Ventures Invests in Minds, Patrick Byrne to Join Board

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK), via subsidiary Medici Ventures, has invested in Minds, Inc. a cryptocurrency social network. The investment will be joined by Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne joining the board of directors of Mind. Details on the amount invested were not disclosed. Patrick M. Byrne,… Read More

Overstock: Medici Ventures Invests in VinX, an Israel Company Bringing Blockchain to Wine

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary Medici Ventures has invested in VinX – an Israel based company which is developing a blockchain platform for wine futures trading. VinX is working with another Israel Fintech, Zen Protocol, a company that has created a new type of blockchain, written from scratch…. Read More

Overstock to Sell Bitcoin on Retail Site, Bitsy.com Launches Cryptocurrency Wallet

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has announced it will commence selling Bitcoin on its retail site. Additionally, Medici Ventures, part of the Overstock portfolio of blockchain based companies, has announced that Bitsy.com has kicked off a beta launch of its cryptocurrency wallet that “creates a simple, secure, and… Read More

Shares in Overstock Rocket Higher Following Upbeat Report on Blockchain Progress

Shares in Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) moved higher today following a much anticipated Q2 earnings call yesterday after market close that provided not only operational guidance but added perspective on the emerging blockchain based segment of the business. In an extended call, Overstock founder Patrick Byrne shed… Read More

Overstock: Medici Ventures Blockchain Portfolio Company Bitt Appoints Brian Popelka as President

Medici Ventures, part of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK), has announced that portfolio company Bitt has appointed  Brian Popelka as President of the Fintech firm. Bitt is based in Barbados and is developing a digital currency ecosystem that seeks to provide a decentralized banking and payment platform. Bitt’s mMoney digital… Read More

Overstock’s Blockchain Sub Medici Ventures Boosts Ownership of Bitt.com Digital Payment Provider

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) is moving things around once again by boosting its ownership in Bitt.com, a Blockchain based payments platform that is based in Barbados. The move was orchestrated by Medici Ventures, Overstock’s Blockchain subsidiary, and it was part of an option that was exercised to invest… Read More

Blockchain JV: Overstock Founder Patrick Byrne & Economist Hernando de Soto Partner on Global Property Registry

Described as an initiative to fight global poverty and inequality, Patrick Byrne, founder of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has formed joint venture with Hernando de Soto – prominent economist who has been deeply engaged in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency sector.  The new company, called De Soto, Inc., will… Read More

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