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Microstrategy Adds 3,000 Bitcoins Worth $155M to Crypto Holdings

MicroStrategy has acquired more Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency jumped from around $41,000 at February’s beginning to over $50,000 as it draws to a close.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024, 11:43 am UTC

MicroStrategy, the brainchild of Michael Saylor, has acquired an additional 3,000 Bitcoin, splurging an estimated $155 million at an average price of $51,813 for its latest BTC acquisition.

This move elevates the company's total Bitcoin holdings to a staggering 193,000 units, cementing its status as a major player in cryptocurrency.

Strategic Bitcoin Acquisition and Impressive Returns

MicroStrategy entered the Bitcoin arena in 2020 amidst concerns over inflation and the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Saylor's strategic vision involved leveraging BTC as a hedge against the depreciating value of the U.S. dollar. Since then, the company has been relentless in its pursuit of accumulating Bitcoin, utilizing a combination of cash, debt, and equity to fund its acquisitions.

The latest purchase comes at an opportune moment, with Bitcoin experiencing a notable surge in value from around $41,000 at the commencement of February to surpassing $50,000 as the month draws to a close. MicroStrategy's astute investment approach has seen it reap substantial rewards, with its crypto holdings, acquired at an average price of $31,544, now valued at nearly $10 billion, yielding over $4 billion in profits.

Saylor's Endorsement of Bitcoin

Michael Saylor has emerged as a prominent advocate for Bitcoin, hailing it as the quintessential digital asset with unparalleled characteristics. He underscores Bitcoin's robust technological framework, maintaining a favorable demand-supply equilibrium for holders.

According to CNBC, the demand for Bitcoin far exceeds its available supply, a dynamic reinforced by the fact that only 21 million BTC will ever exist. Moreover, Bitcoin's scarcity is meticulously upheld through periodic halving events, reducing mining rewards every four years, a design crafted by the pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto.

Saylor's confidence in Bitcoin's potential is further buoyed by the advent of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

According to Crypto News, these ETFs have facilitated a significant influx of capital into Bitcoin, attracting hundreds of millions of dollars from Wall Street investors seeking exposure to the digital asset. Notably, spot Bitcoin ETFs have swiftly amassed over $15 billion in assets under management (AUM), backed by a substantial reserve of over 250,000 Bitcoin.

Despite MicroStrategy's impressive gains and the surge in Bitcoin's value, Saylor remains steadfast in his commitment to holding onto the company's crypto reserves, affirming his unwavering resolve to continue accumulating Bitcoin and reiterating his belief in its enduring value proposition.

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