Article: Overstock accelerator plots expansion of farming blockchain

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Overstock accelerator plots expansion of farming blockchain

Frank Cardona, 28 March 2020

Medici Ventures, a blockchain accelerator owned by internet retail company Overstock.com, announced a global expansion of agritech blockchain company GrainChain through a partnership with Symbiont’s enterprise blockchain network. Earlier this month, Medici Ventures announced it had purchased over $5 million in equity from GrainChain as part of an <$8.2 funding round for the project. Continue reading “Article: Overstock accelerator plots expansion of farming blockchain”

Article: Medici Ventures Purchases Additional Equity in GrainChain

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Medici Ventures Purchases Additional Equity in GrainChain

GLOBE NEWSWIRE, 06 March 2020

Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has announced that the company’s blockchain accelerator, Medici Ventures, has exercised a warrant to purchase an additional $5 million of equity in keiretsu company GrainChain to further grow its revolutionary agricultural blockchain platform. Medici Ventures is joining Eden Block and other investors in this latest round of funding for GrainChain, which resulted in $8.2 million in capital for the company. This follows Medici Ventures’ initial investment of $2.5 million in GrainChain, announced in December 2018.

GrainChain’s innovative platform enables faster payment and allows for the immediate availability of tradable commodities between buyers and farmers. Its blockchain-based infrastructure also reduces fraud and corruption through tracking and certification, and generally streamlines transactional procedures throughout the commodities supply chain. Continue reading “Article: Medici Ventures Purchases Additional Equity in GrainChain”