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  • Eying Bitcoin-Like Stock, Overstock Invests in Trading Firm | WIRED

    wired.com 19 May '15, 11pm

    Overstock.com has purchased a 25-percent stake in government-regulated trading company PRO Securities, advancing its plan to offer a “digital security”—company stock overseen by the type of technology that underpins the bitcoin digital currency . Based in New Jersey, PRO Securities is...

  • Eying Bitcoin-Like Stock, Overstock Invests in Trading Firm | WIRED

    wired.com 19 May '15, 11am

    Overstock.com has purchased a 25-percent stake in government-regulated trading company PRO Securities, advancing its plan to offer a “digital security”—company stock overseen by the type of technology that underpins the bitcoin digital currency . Based in New Jersey, PRO Securities is...

  • The Sneakerheads Racing to Save Their Kicks From Decay | WIRED

    wired.com 18 May '15, 3pm

    When Nike honcho Phil Knight commissions his swoosh-stripe Mount Rushmore somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, the Air Max 95 will be one of the shoes that will be carved into the Precambrian granite outcropping. The Air Max 95 isn’t the best Nike runner ever made, it’s ar...

  • The Sneakerheads Racing to Save Their Kicks From Decay | WIRED

    wired.com 18 May '15, 11am

    When Nike honcho Phil Knight commissions his swoosh-stripe Mount Rushmore somewhere in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, the Air Max 95 will be one of the shoes that will be carved into the Precambrian granite outcropping. The Air Max 95 isn’t the best Nike runner ever made, it’s ar...

  • Bitcoin May Never Make It to Wall Street, But Its Tech Will

    Bitcoin May Never Make It to Wall Street, But Its Tech Will | WIRED

    wired.com 12 May '15, 11am

    James Angel compares bitcoin to MySpace, the social network that paved the way for far more influential services like Facebook and Twitter. Today’s bitcoin digital currency , says Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University , is too flawed to replace existing currencies. Bu...

  • NY Backs Bitcoin Exchange. But It May Not Fly in California | WIRED

    wired.com 09 May '15, 12am

    Ben Lawsky, New York’s superintendent of financial services, trumpeted the news with a tweet. “Big day. New York issues first charter to a virtual currency company,” the tweet read, just above an image of the charter, complete with Lawsky’s signature and an official New York seal. Law...

  • NY Backs Bitcoin Exchange. But It May Not Fly in California | WIRED

    wired.com 09 May '15, 4pm

    Ben Lawsky, New York’s superintendent of financial services, trumpeted the news with a tweet. “Big day. New York issues first charter to a virtual currency company,” the tweet read, just above an image of the charter, complete with Lawsky’s signature and an official New York seal. Law...

  • Overstock Files to Offer Stock That Works Like Bitcoin | WIRED

    wired.com 27 Apr '15, 4pm

    Patrick Byrne, CEO and chairman of Overstock.com. Joe Pugliese/WIRED Overstock.com is one step closer to offering a new kind of stock intended to remake the stock market in much the same way the bitcoin digital currency remade our money system. On Friday, the Salt Lake City-based onli...

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