Tagged: patrick byrne

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 Reports Q2 Earnings, Provides Update on Blockchain Initiatives including tZero: “Security Tokens are an Innovation of Historic Proportions”

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 today. Top line numbers included $483.1 million in revenue a 12% increase versus same quarter last year. Gross profit increased by 9% to $91.7. Overall, performance came in as follows: Gross margin: 19.0% vs…. Read More

tZero Gets Unicorn Status as GSR Capital Invests at $1.5 Billion Valuation, Security Token Raises $134 Million

tZero has announced a significant investment from GSR Capital. The VC has backed tZero with a term sheet to invest up to $270 million at a valuation of $1.5 billion post money. At the same time, tZero has shared that its just completed security token… Read More

Overstock Subsidiary Medici Land Signs MOU with Zambia for Blockchain based Land Management

Medici Land Governance, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Zambia. The agreement is for Medici to provide a land governance program that collects and secures property ownership information using blockchain. The MOU was signed by Trevor Kaunda,… 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

World’s First Security Token Exchange: tZero & Box Sign JV to Trade Cryptocurrencies

tZERO and BOX Digital Markets LLC, have signed a joint venture (JV) that is expected to enable the two companies to launch the world’s first security token exchange. tZero said the JV will now seek approval from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The… Read More

Overstock Results: Revenue Up 3%. Reports Pre-Tax Loss of $54.7 Million

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has reported financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018. According to the numbers, Overstock revenue: increased from the prior year quarter $445.3M vs. $432.4M (3% increase). Overstock reported the following Key Q1 2018 metrics comparing numbers to Q1 of 2017:… Read More

Overstock / tZero Shuffles Executive Roles as Saum Noursalehi Becomes CEO of ICO Platform

In a letter to shareholders Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) founder and CEO Patrick Byrne announced a significant management shuffle of executives at both tZero and Overstock. The corporate change is described as intending to accelerate growth at tZero – overstock’s emerging initial coin offering platform for securities on… Read More

Life Line: Overstock Backs Elio Motors with $2.5 Million Share Purchase, Elio to Issue Security Token

Elio Motors (OTCQX:ELIO) has received a much needed investment from Overstock.com. According to a public release, Overstock has agreed to purchase $2.5 million in Elio equity at a price of $2.75 per share. Simultaneously, Elio Motors announced its intent to do an initial coin offering… Read More

tZero Trading Software will be Ready to Trade Security Tokens in May

  tZero, the ambitious blockchain based startup launched by Overstock, says its platform is pretty much ready to go. In fact the token trading platform should be ready to trade digital assets this May. tZero and Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne explained what has been accomplished… Read More

Overstock Earnings Report; Shares Drop on News but Insight Shared into tZero & Blockchain Future

Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) posted earnings today sharing full year 2017 numbers of revenue of $1.7 billion (-3% growth) and a pre-tax loss of ($47.7) million. Q4 did not help as revenue declined by $456 million with a pre-loss of ($24.9 million). Shares dropped following the news but for many individuals… Read More

tZero Raises $114 Million During Pre-Sale ICO, Migrates Away from SaftLaunch to StartEngine for Next Phase of Security Token Sale [u]

Overstock SEC Filing Indicates SEC Investigation Regarding ICO tZero has finally provided some clarity on the progress of its initial coin offering (ICO). While the most recent Form D filed with the SEC indicated over $64 million had been raised it did not include international… Read More

Overstock Owned Bitt.com to Provide Payment Services in the Caribbean

Overstock.com, Inc.(NASDAQ:OSTK) has announced that one of its portfolio companies, Bitt.com, will be providing digital payment services in the Caribbean Island of Montserrat. Bitt.com is based in the Barbados. Montserrat is quite a tiny country with a population of just 4900 people. More people than… Read More

Disrupting Goldman Sachs: Polymath Wants to Create a New Investment Banking Paradigm with Initial Coin Offerings

Investment banking is a highly profitable business. Goldman Sachs, perhaps the most prominent investment bank in the world, raked in $32 billion during fiscal 2017 with the majority of this revenue driven specifically by investment banking. Yet arguably, much of the value that is provided… Read More

Overstock Moves Into Discount Equity Trading at $1.99 per Trade

Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) and Siebert Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:SIEB) have launched Muriel Siebert & Co. discounted online trading platform through Overstock.com’s FinanceHub as it merges e-commerce and securities transactions. Announced last December, any investor in the US, may access the Siebert portal through Overstock.com’s FinanceHub the opportunity to… Read More

Overstock Introduces Robo-Advising Investment Platform tZERO Advisors

  Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has introduced a digitally-driven investment platform (aka robo-advising), presented by tZERO Advisors. The service is accessible to investors through the online retailer’s FinanceHub™. For a monthly fee of $9.95, investors can either select from a group of pre-established Adaptive Dynamic Portfolios matched to… Read More

Rocking Times at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami

While not attending in person, CI was there in spirit for the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami last week. And according to our sources, it was rocking event. Sure, there was the diversity thing before the conference but we expect organizers will be more… Read More

tZero Filing Indicates $8.1 Million Sold So Far in $250 Million Private Placement ICO

tZero, the company that wants to be the one digital asset exchange to rule them all, has filed a Form D (506c) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the filing, $8.107 million in equity has been sold with the date of the… Read More

tZero ICO Begins Sending Offering Memorandum to Accredited Investors, Announces Airdrop as Incentive

The tZero Initial Coin Offering (ICO) listed on SaftLaunch is poised to be one of the largest ICOs to date. Open only to accredited investors, the pre-sale launched on December 18th only for the largest, institutional investors. Within half a day, over $100 million had… Read More

Overstock’s tZero Invests in Kennedy Cabot Acquisitions Holdings

tZERO, the blockchain subsidiary of Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) that is in the midst of a huge initial coin offering, has agreed to take a 1% stake in Kennedy Cabot Acquisition Holdings (KCA) with a $1 million investment. KCA is a FINRA approved Broker Dealer and… Read More