Michael Saylor’s Bitcoin bet appears to be far from over as his company MicroStrategy has acquired even more BTC despite the crypto price experiencing a significant retrace over the last couple of days.
- MicroStrategy has added more Bitcoin to its balance sheet according to an announcement issued on Friday (Jan. 22, 2021).
MicroStrategy has purchased approximately 314 bitcoins for $10.0 million in cash in accordance with its Treasury Reserve Policy, at an average price of approximately $31,808 per bitcoin. We now hold approximately 70,784 bitcoins.https://t.co/zMJSH29bmC
— Michael Saylor (@michael_saylor) January 22, 2021
- The business intelligence firm has acquired 314 BTC for $10 million increasing its Bitcoin holdings to over 70,784 “coins.”
- MicroStrategy’s announcement also revealed that it bought its BTC lump at a price of about $31,808 per coin.
- The company began buying BTC back in August 2020, after making a bitcoin purchase worth $250 million. Since its initial purchase, the company has since been on a bitcoin buying spree, even raising more than $650 million in debt for another BTC purchase.
- At the time, MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor described Bitcoin as a viable hedge against monetary debasement.
- Since its first Bitcoin purchase announcement, the company’s stock price has risen more than 320%.Indeed, MicroStrategy’s pivot to Bitcoin seemed to trigger a herd of institutional adopters who added the largest crypto by market capitalization to their balance sheets.
- Other publicly-listed firms including asset managers and insurance companies have also bought Bitcoin. Companies like Ruffer Investment bought about $750 million worth of BTC.
- As of the time of writing, Bitcoin appears to be recovering from a 30% slump that its price below $30,000 for the first time since Jan. 4.