Overstock has successfully distributed our ‘ digital dividend ’, issuing ‘OSTKO’ security tokens to its stockholders on a basis of one digital symbol for every ten company shares possesed on May 19.
In whole, 4. 37 million OSTKO bridal party were airdropped to shareholders with transfer agent Computershare according to concern balances as of April 27.
Overstock claims that the airdrop was conducted to bolster ease of purchase and sale on its security token switch, tZERO (TZROP).
Overstock executes security token airdrop
The Series A-1 stocks will be exclusively tradable on Overstock’s alternative trading system (ATS) tZERO.
Overstock chief executive Jonathan Johnson, expressed pride in experiencing issued the “innovative dividend. ”
“These preferred companies have real value, and have been recurring billing a cash dividend in each last three years, ” he pointed out. “We believe they will increase involvement and long-term liquidity on the tZERO ATS platform. ”
‘OSTKO’ distribution mired in equipment
Last week, Overstock went into court seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit launched over the gross by The Mangrove Partners Master Funding — a self-described institutional individual that Overstock claims is ‘a well-known short-seller. ”
The plaintiff accuses Overstock attached to conceiving the security token distribution up to punish short sellers and hiding the impact that the airdrop would have in its share price. The victimes are seeking damages resulting from losses accrued as a result of the short squeeze.
The suit also claims that the dividend was used to manipulate matters of finance, claiming that the announcement pushed within price and triggered a short a bit crowded that saw Overstock’s founder as former CEO Patrick Byrne profiting over $90 million as he offloaded millions of shares amid his pludselig flying from the company this past year.
No injunction on the launch of the digital divisor was sought, and the case stays ongoing.
Millions of bridal party to flood tZERO
Since being distributed on Tues, the digital dividend appears to have been a little positive for the tZERO trading platform’s ‘TZROP’ security token, but not surprisingly bearish for the OSTKO token’s cost given the sudden glut of the potential sellers entering the market.
OSTKO has crashed 28% in one week, falling from $18 on May 15 to $13 right now.
TZROP is currently forward 2% since May 19, returned from $1. 21 to $1. 27. Since the end of 04, TZROP is up 27% from $1. However , TZROP is still down individuals 75% since rallying to $5. 00 during July 2019.