Retail Giant Overstock Seeks to Restructure Cryptocurrency DividendBy

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By Ana Alexandre

American e-commerce giant Overstock hopes to liberalize its planned digital dividend shares trading.

According to a Sept. 18 press release, Overstock is working with regulatory authorities on making its digital asset-based dividend freely tradable by non-affiliates following distribution.

As such, the company will not have to put its dividend shares on the six-month holding period as required under Rule 144 enforced by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Commenting on the development, interim CEO of Overstock Jonathan Johnson said:

“We have received a great deal of interest surrounding our Series A-1 dividend from shareholders, broker-dealers, regulators, and the general market. [...] It also introduces blockchain technology to enhance the investor experience. It is an important step on the journey to demonstrate that blockchain technology has enormous potential to transform society for the better.”

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