Cryptographer Patrick Byrne resigns as CEO of Overstock

Patrick Byrne, a rare cryptocurrency advocate among the presidents of US listed companies, resigned from his position at Overstock. In a letter to shareholders, Byrne wrote that after acknowledging a three-year relationship with Russian agent Maria Butina, he decided to resign as a company CEO and board member for reliability and other reasons. Johnathan Johnson, the current president of Overstock's blockchain company Medici Ventures, took over.