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Wayfair: Stick a Fork In It, Because It’s Done

Wayfair puzzled me since Goldman and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch re-purposed the $1 billion husk of CSN Stores a decade ago and relaunched it as “Wayfair”, a firm whose entire business model seemed to...
Patrick Byrne
7 min read

To OSTK Owners Who Might be Living Under a Rock: Vote “YES”

Six weeks ago my former employer, Overstock.com, issued this press release: Overstock Announces Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement for Special Shareholders Meeting Seeking approval for enhanced Digital Voting Series A-1 Preferred Stock SALT LAKE...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

Prizes Awarded = 2 Bitcoin

After leaving Overstock in August 2019 I wrote a series of blogs clarifying: Overstock decisions that previously I could not have explained; Deep State matters about which I went public in August; How the...
Patrick Byrne
5 min read

20 Years Lashed to the Mast

I took to these pages upon departure because I felt I should immediately clear up mysteries surrounding your firm. I hoped that through these backstories I could provided a small measure of solace to...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read

Essay Contest (Prize = 1 Bitcoin ): Final Round

Voting ends on 12/31/2019 at 11:59pm Utah (MST) Time. Only one vote per IP address is allowed per day. Multiple votes for a single entry by the same IP address will be removed as...
Patrick Byrne
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On Paradigms, Politics, & Preet Bharara

The thrust of the news between now and Christmas is something I already know. It may be a good time to talk some “philosophy of science”. We learn in high school science classes that...
Patrick Byrne
2 min read

Step Right Up & Win a Bitcoin: Synopsize Last 3 Months of Essays

Vote in Contest Here I will pay a prize of 1 bitcoin (worth ≈ $8,200 as I type) to the person who creates the best <250 word synopsis / explanation of the story I...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read

Reflections on Overstock Q3 Quarterly Earnings

A number of people have asked for comment. I listened to the full recording. I will be brief. That keiretsu of blockchain companies is doing things of historic significance, which will translate into money...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read

The SEC & Me, Part Deux

On April 12, 2016 my relationship with the SEC began anew. I know the date because that day in Washington, DC  I gave a talk at the Cato Institute,  and the date appears on...
Patrick Byrne
13 min read

Why I Settled the Lawsuit Against the Prime Brokers

Over the years numerous people have asked me or posted on this message board one version or another of a question regarding my decision to settle the prime brokerage lawsuit against Goldman and Bank...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read