Jonathan Johnson, President of Medici Ventures, on Cryptocurrency

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About Jonathan Johnson

Mr. Jonathan E. Johnson, III, has been the President of Medici Ventures, Inc, a subsidiary of Inc. since August 2016. Mr. Johnson joined Overstock in 2002. He served as an Acting Chief Executive Officer of Inc. from February 2012 to April 2013 and served as its Secretary from October 2002 to April 10, 2014. He has been an integral part of Overstock’s meteoric growth from a small start-up to a publicly traded company with over $1.8 billion in sales and over 1,700 employees. Mr. Johnson was responsible for legal affairs, finance, SEC compliance, investor relations, government relations, facilities, administrative and eventually, human capital management for Inc. He served as the President of Inc. from July 28, 2008 to February 2013. He served as General Counsel of Inc. since September 2002 and served as its Vice President of Strategic Projects since April 2003. He served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Legal and Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Legal at of Inc. From May 1999 to September 2002, he served various positions with TenFold Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President and General Counsel. From October 1997 to April 1999, Mr. Johnson practiced law in the Los Angeles offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and from September 1994 to September 1997 he practiced law in the Los Angeles offices of Graham & James, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, international transactions and general corporate work. From February 1994 to August 1994, he served as a judicial clerk at the Utah Supreme Court for Justice Leonard H. Russon and prior to that, from August 1993 to January 1994, he served as a Judicial Clerk at the Utah Court of Appeals for Justice Russon. He serves as Director of Medici Ventures, Inc. and serves as the Member of Board of Trustees at Utah Technology Council. He served as Chairman of the Board of Inc. from April 10, 2014 to May 09, 2017 and served as its Executive Vice Chairman from May 2013 to April 10, 2014. He has been a Director at PeerNova, Inc since May 22, 2017. He has been a Director of Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese from Brigham Young University, studied for a year at Osaka University of Foreign Studies in Japan and received his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School at Brigham Young University.


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