Overstock.com became the first major retailer to accept cryptocurrency in 2014 when bitcoin was trading under $500. Now, the company is tripling down on its bitcoin bet. Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com, was with us to explain the future of blockchain.
The Overstock.com CEO expresses why he is so bullish on blockchain. Byrne believes we can "remake society" using the technology. He believes that what the internet did to publishing, blockchain will do to 160 industries. When it comes to picking individual cryptocurrencies, Byrne is agnostic. He shares that he does not favor bitcoin over any of the others.
Wall Street has been hesitant to accept bitcoin. Byrne says it is appropriate to move cautiously and thinks firms have been reasonably defensive. He does, however, add that those who take the risk will be rewarded.