Blockchain: Trust Through Technology

Overstock was introduced to blockchain technology in 2014 as the first major retailer to accept bitcoin. See how Overstock’s CEO, Patrick M. Byrne, is using blockchain today to prevent institutional mischief around the globe by providing trust through technology.

Patrick Byrne Predicts the Future of Bitcoin and Blockchain in 2014

Watch CEO Patrick M. Byrne share his prophetic 2014 predictions on the world-changing possibilities of blockchain technologies, including bitcoin, to a global community of economists and entrepreneurs.


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  • I'm a big fan of Bitcoin … Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized.
    -Al Gore, Former US Vice President and
    Winner of Nobel Peace Prize
  • You want money to be based on something that no government mandarin can wish into existence with the stroke of a pen.
    -Patrick Byrne, CEO
  • Bitcoin is a technological
    tour de force.
    -Bill Gates,
    Microsoft Co-Founder
  • I think the Internet is going to be one of the major forces for reducing the role of government. The one thing that's missing, but that will soon be developed, is a reliable e-cash.
    -Milton Friedman,
    Winner of Nobel Prize in Economics
  • We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.
    -Tyler Winklevoss,
    Facebook Forerunner
  • Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world's most important developments.
    -Leon Louw,
    Nobel Peace Prize Nominee