Preppers have always been individuals driven to take measures to survive what they perceive as the approach of end-times, or at least hard times. Overstock may be the first prepper corporation and its plans to survive the Apocalypse are revealed by Buzzfeed:
Overstock is best known for selling discount merchandise online, but the company has another trick up its sleeve: it has hoarded food, cash and digital currencies in preparation for a disaster scenario that could cripple lesser online retailers.
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“I want a system that can survive a three month freeze,” CEO Patrick Byrne told BuzzFeed News. “If the whole thing collapses I want our system to continue paying people, we want to be able to survive a shutdown of the banking system.”The Utah based company has made headlines in the past for its drawn out fight with hedge funds it accused of manipulating the company’s stock, and its CEO’s interest in digital currencies.