SEC probes Overstock’s blockchain platform, shares slide

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(Reuters) – Online retailer Inc (OSTK.O) said on Thursday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating its blockchain platform tZERO and its cryptocurrency.

Overstock said it would cooperate with the SEC and was responding to the agency’s request for documents.

Shares of the company fell 8 percent to $55.65 on Thursday morning.

Reporting by Diptendu Lahiri in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar