MicroStrategy: Michael Saylor reveals further 3,907 BTC purchase
MicroStrategy Inc, the Virginia based software company led by vocal Bitcoin maximalist CEO Michael Saylor, has invested a further $177m with a purchase of 3,907 BTC.
This is the latest of a series of huge purchases made by the firm over the course of 2021.
In Saylor’s twitter announcement, he revealed the firm was now holding 108,922 BTC (valued at around $2.9Bn) – with an average buy-in cost of $26,769.
The firm now holds more Bitcoin than any other publicly listed company in the world.
The news, however, was not entirely unexpected with the tweet confirming Saylor has kept to his commitments to buy more Bitcoin as made in his Q2 Microstrategy earnings report.
Earlier this year, Microstrategy embarked on a sequence of Bitcoin purchases.
First Saylor announced a senior secured debt – followed quickly by the firm launch the world’s first BTC bond – a stunt which successfully delivered a goal-breaking $500m capital raise.
The CEO then turned to equity financing in a third capital raise move which saw the firm file for a $1bn stock listing with the SEC.
Saylor has the crypto community divided over his Bitcoin maximalist philosophy which rests on the idea that Bitcoin is the best preserve of wealth.
The death-or-glory figure has been called by some ‘the Michael Burry of our time’, in a reference to the trader at the heart of the Big Short film.
The trading premium of MicroStrategy is seen as a flag by some bearish analysts – a signal of overvaluation. The BTC accumulation exposes MicroStrategy to huge risk of insolvency if the price of BTC downturns heavily.
Saylor argues that the premium is bullish and justified by the company’s ability to raise capital and debt with zero-interest as well as large-scale purchases of BTC. MicroStrategy remain active in the enterprise software space and this allows them to raise large debts.
More crypto news and information
If you want to find out more information about Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general, then use the search box at the top of this page. Here’s an article to get you started.
As with any investment, it pays to do some homework before you part with your money. The prices of cryptocurrencies are volatile and go up and down quickly. This page is not recommending a particular currency or whether you should invest or not.