MicroStrategy Adds 3,000 Bitcoins, Now Holds 193,000 BTC

UTC by Mayowa Adebajo · 3 min read
MicroStrategy Adds 3,000 Bitcoins, Now Holds 193,000 BTC
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Saylor and MicroStrategy appear to have concluded that the benefits inherent in the BTC acquisitions far outweigh any potential risks.

MicroStrategy is currently living up to its position as one of the largest corporate holders of Bitcoin (BTC). This follows after MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor recently announced the company’s latest Bitcoin acquisition, signaling its continued confidence in the future of cryptocurrency.

According to a recent SEC filing, the firm spent roughly $155 million on the purchase of another 3,000 Bitcoins to bring its total holdings to an impressive 193,000 BTC.

By that account, MicroStrategy appears to have bought the tokens at an average price of $51,813 between February 15 and 25.

MicroStrategy Maintains Bitcoin Bullishness

For what it’s worth, the acquisition may be coming amidst a backdrop of increased institutional interest in digital assets. However, it must be noted that MicroStrategy has always held Bitcoin in very high regard. The firm perceives Bitcoin as a long-term store of value and hedge against inflation, hence its endless purchases.

Recall that earlier this month, Coinspeaker reported that the company is accelerating its BTC purchases. While the overall aim may be linked to the upcoming Bitcoin halving slated for April 2024, MicroStrategy now holds approximately $10 billion worth of Bitcoin, based on current market prices. Having paid a total of $6.09 billion for all its BTC so far, its unrealized profit now stands at $3.8 billion.

Also noteworthy is that Michael Saylor himself has nothing but high expectations of Bitcoin. He made the famous “you can never have too much Bitcoin” quote while appearing on a CNBC interview last November. In that interview, Saylor highlighted the strategic importance of Bitcoin in MicroStrategy’s treasury management strategy, citing its ability to create shareholder value by preserving purchasing power over time.

Mixed Feelings Trail BTC Accumulation

Meanwhile, MicroStrategy’s aggressive accumulation of Bitcoin has raised several eyebrows among investors and analysts. While some are applauding the company’s foresight, others are worried about the concentration of risk in a single asset.

Nonetheless, Saylor and MicroStrategy appear to have concluded that the benefits inherent in the acquisitions far outweigh any potential risks.

As MicroStrategy continues to lead the charge in the corporate adoption of Bitcoin, its actions are likely to influence other institutional investors. That is those that may also want to consider committing a sizeable amount of capital to digital assets.

Its massive holdings and commitment to Bitcoin also look to establish MicroStrategy as a pacesetter in the fast-evolving landscape of finance. Additionally, MicroStrategy has been reshaping traditional notions of wealth preservation and investment strategy with its recent moves.

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