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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

Overstock Issues Statement on GSR Investment in tZero: Not Yet Completed

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) has a statement from company CEO and founder and tZERO Executive Chairman Patrick M. Byrne. The statement addresses a previously announced equity investment into tZero by GSR Capital and Makara Capital.  Apparently, the investment, which was valued at up to $270 million, has… 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’s tZero Starts Trading Tokens, What Does this Mean for Blockchain based Securities?

tZERO, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK), began trading its very own security token on Friday. Long anticipated, the event was foreshadowed earlier in the week when Overstock founder and Blockchain advocate Patrick Byrne said he was “ready to hit the button” and turn tZero on…. Read More

Overstock Expected to Switch on tZero within the Week

tZero, a subsidiary of Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) and part of Medici Venture’s blockchain portfolio, is expected to go live within days. This is according to multiple reports of Overstock CEO and founder Patrick Byrne stating he was “ready to hit the button and go live”… 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

Overstock Subsidiary Medici Land Governance Signs up Wyoming County to Provide Blockchain based Records

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary Medici Land Governance, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Teton County in Wyoming to provide a blockchain-based land records and information platform. Medici Land Governance is just one of many blockchain initiatives that Overstock is currently pursuing. According to the… Read More

tZero to Create Commodity Token in Partnership with GSR Capital

Overstock (NASDAQ: OSTK) subsidiary tZERO has been asked by Hong Kong-based private equity firm GSR Capital to develop a smart contract commodity token for the sale of cobalt. GSR Capital is a significant investor in tZero having committed to invest up to $270 million at a… 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 Subsidieary Medici Land Governance Signs MOU with Rwanda

Overstock. (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary Medici Land Governance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) and the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA) to utilize their blockchain based land management tech. This is the second MOU that Medici has signed… 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

tZero Distributes Security Token to Investors, Plans Secondary Trading

tZero, Overstock.com’s (NASDAQ:OSTK) blockchain based crypto platform, has distributed its own security token. tZero, a registered alternative trading system (ATS), closed a funding round in August with investors purchasing $134 million of preferred equity in the startup. The funding delivered unicorn status to a marketplace… 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 Founder Patrick Byrne Purchases 43% of Blockchain Company Medici Land Governance

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) founder and CEO Patrick Byrne has purchased 43% of Medici Land Governance – an existing blockchain portfolio company of Overstock.  Details on the transaction were not provided. Medici Land Governance was founded in 2018 to help individuals around the world connect by using blockchain and… 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 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

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