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Overstock CEO resigns after ‘deep state’ comments

Overstock announced today that CEO Patrick Byrne has resigned from his role as chief executive and board member. Another board member, Jonathan Johnson, will be taking over as Overstock’s interi

Three challenges facing blockchain technology

Blockchain technology will eventually impact many industries, but there is still a long way to go before blockchain technology can realize its true potential. Here are the three most important challen

Minds, the blockchain-based social network, grabs a $6M Series A

Minds, a decentralized social network, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s venture arm. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne will join the Minds Board of Direc

Overstock’s CEO launches new trading platform and token, tZero

Few mainstream business leaders have taken to the blockchain quite like Patrick Byrne. The founder of Overstock.com has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014 and has been talking about disrupting the paym

Overstock.com Down 6% On 3rd-Quarter Earnings

Overstock.com reported third quarter earnings after the bell Monday. The Utah-based discount e-tailer reported a quarterly loss of 8 cents per share or $2.1 million, down from $1.6 million in profit l

Rand Paul Appoints Bitcoin-Friendly Overstock CEO To Tech Counsel

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has appointed Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne to his tech counsel, a group that includes Michele Weslander Quaid of Google, and Brandon Hudgeons of Schoox and will help shape the

Overstock.com Exceeds $1M In Bitcoin Transactions In Two Months

Surprise! People have bitcoins and want to spend them, a fact that Overstock.com quickly discovered after they started accepting bitcoin payments. “We did not expect to hit this milestone so qui

Overstock.com Reportedly Plans To Accept Bitcoin In 2014

Overstock.com is moving to accept Bitcoin as payment in 2014, the CEO told The Financial Times. Apparently the retailer has the ambition to become the first major online retailer to accept the digital

Overstock.com Teams With Barnes & Noble For eBook Storefront

Overstock.com is looking to expand its brand into the realm of ebooks. But the online retailer is doing it a tad differently. Instead of signing partnerships with publishers, building a vertical retai

Google Takes Overstock.com Out Of The Penalty Box Over Gaming Search Results

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/overstock.jpeg" class="shot2">Google has <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/overstockcom-released-from-google-penalty-box-120595

Electric Composters Don't Say "Holiday," Where To Buy Green Tech Gifts Online

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/belgrave-laptop-neutral-sticker.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Reasonable people understand this by now: environmentalists aren't all tree hugging

Overstock.com Jumps On Private Sale Sites Bandwagon, Launches Eziba

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/eziba.png" class="shot2" /> The (in my opinion entirely justified) hype surrounding private sales sites like <a href="http://www.crunchbase.c

Facebook Beacon Done Right? Retailers Start Embracing Blippy.

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/Screen-shot-2010-01-19-at-9.56.13-PM-215x164.png" width="215" height="164" />Readers seem pretty split about what to think of <a href="http://