MicroStrategy invests $150 million more in Bitcoin

MicroStrategy Bitcoin


IMPORTANT POINTS:

  • MicroStrategy acquired 5,445 Bitcoins for $147.3 million between August and September.
  • The company financed this acquisition through the issuance and sale of 403,362 MSTR shares.
  • This investment reflects a growing trend among traditional corporations toward diversification into crypto assets, recognizing Bitcoin as a store of value.

MicroStrategy, the prominent software developer, has been in the spotlight in financial circles for its recent investment in Bitcoin ( BTC ), the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

Between August 1 and September 24, the company has purchased nearly $150 million worth of Bitcoin, according to a regulatory filing on Monday. This new acquisition positions MicroStrategy as one of the big players in the emerging cryptoasset market, with a value of almost $4.68 billion in Bitcoin.

“MicroStrategy, together with its subsidiaries, acquired approximately 5,445 bitcoins for approximately $147.3 million in cash, at an average price of approximately $27,053 per bitcoin, inclusive of fees and expenses.”

This recent acquisition brings the total BTC held by MicroStrategy to approximately 158,245, which were acquired at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $4.68 billion, with an average purchase price of nearly $29,582 per bitcoin.

On the other hand, to finance this purchase, the company issued and sold a total of 403,362 MSTR shares. In August, MicroStrategy announced that it could raise up to $750 million by selling more shares, and plans to use some of the proceeds to acquire more Bitcoin.

Furthermore, this investment strategy underlines the growing reliance on digital assets by traditional corporations, and how Bitcoin is becoming a recognized store of value. However, it also raises questions about the volatility and regulation around cryptocurrencies, issues that remain of crucial importance to investors and regulators.