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Wyoming’s Crypto Cowboys: First State Hackathon Lures 27 Teams

Over nearly three days on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, more than two dozen hacker teams competed for cash and prizes in the state’s first ever Wyohackathon: Breakin’ Through. Organized by the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, the event included speakers from industry luminaries, and all three of the state’s gubernatorial candidates made an appearance. […]

4 Places to Pay with Crypto

Have crypto to spend? Many big-name retailers are starting to integrate crypto payment processing options. In fact, Starbucks stole the headlines this summer when the coffee giant confusingly announced that it was looking into Bitcoin systems. However, it hasn’t been all glitters and gold with retailers accepting cryptocurrency as payment – earlier this year Expedia […]

Overstock.com Invests In Blockchain-based ‘Trust Economy’

Overstock.com has gained a reputation among the cryptocurrency community for being the first major retailer to check bitcoin as a means of payment and for accepting over 40 digital coins today. The company, however, is more focused in the underlying technology as it continues to invest in the blockchain development to reform the ‘trust economy.’… […]

Overstock.com CEO: ICOs Are Changing to STOs for Greater Regulatory Clarity

Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, are being rebranded, which according to the CEO of Overstock.com provides more clarity to regulators. ICOs Are Being Revamped As STOs According to figures from Autonomous Next, since 2016 nearly $10 billion has been raised through ICOs; however, it wasn’t until 2017 that the use to raise funds in this… […]

Overstock.com Subsidiary tZero Releases Demo Version of New Security Token Trading Software

tZero, the blockchain subsidiary of Overstock.com, has announced the release of a demo version of the highly-anticipated prototype of its security token trading software. This demo video was released today, which demonstrates how security tokens may be traded on the platform. Overstock’s CEO Patrick Byrne — a longtime advocate for cryptocurrencies and associated blockchain technology —… […]

Overstock Glitch Gave Customers ‘Discounts’ With Bitcoin Cash

This week security experts found a website glitch on the e-commerce marketplace Overstock that let customers purchase items for a fraction of the price. The reason users were getting such huge discounts is because the system was accidentally allowing bitcoin cash (BCH) purchases in place of items priced in bitcoin core (BTC). Also read: No, Mainstream […]

Overstock’s Medici and Ripio to Bring Bitcoin Financial Services to Emerging Markets

Overstock’s blockchain technology arm, Medici Ventures, has partnered with Bitcoin consumer financial services platform Ripio to democratize access to financial services in emerging markets. Also read: Mexico’s New Bill Could Be a Game Changer for Bitcoin Medici Ventures Partners with Ripio Medici Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com Inc., announced on Wednesday that it has […]