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MicroStrategy buys $147M worth of Bitcoin, now holds 158K BTC


MicroStrategy, a enterprise intelligence agency and main Bitcoin (BTC) investor, is sending a bullish sign to the market by asserting the acquisition of one other huge stash of cryptocurrency.

Michael Saylor, co-founder and govt chairman at MicroStrategy, took to X (previously Twitter) on Sept. 25 to announce a 5,445 BTC buy by the agency. The newest Bitcoin stash was purchased at a mean worth of $27,053 per BTC, or for $147.3 million in money.

According to a Type 8-Ok submitting with the US Securities and Trade Fee, MicroStrategy and its subsidiaries have been within the strategy of buying the quantity between Aug. 1, 2023 and Sept. 24, 2023.

As of Sept. 24, MicroStrategy and its subsidiaries held an combination of roughly 158,245 bitcoins, which have been acquired at a mean buy worth of roughly $29,582 per BTC, inclusive of charges and bills, the submitting notes. The combination buy worth for MicroStrategy’s complete Bitcoin holdings has amounted to $4.68 billion.

The brand new buy comes as Bitcoin trades sideways round $26,000 over the previous few weeks. After briefly touching $28,000 on Aug. 29, Bitcoin slipped to as little as $25,000 on Sept. 11. On the time of writing, Bitcoin is buying and selling at $26,081, down 1.9% over the previous 24 hours, in response to knowledge from CoinGecko. The cryptocurrency can be down round 4% over the previous seven days.

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MicroStrategy’s newest Bitcoin buy additional reaffirms the corporate’s bullish stance on Bitcoin. The agency previously bought 12,333 BTC for $347 million in June 2023, at a mean buy worth of $29,668 per BTC.

In Q1 2023, MicroStrategy reported its first profitable quarter since 2020 as a consequence of a one-time earnings tax profit. The corporate managed to retain profitability within the subsequent quarter, reporting $22.2 million in net income in early August.

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