MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Holdings Surpass $500 Million in Unrealized Gains Amid Crypto Surge
Nasdaq-listed business intelligence firm MicroStrategy has become a major player in the world of cryptocurrency, with its Bitcoin holdings reaching over $500 million in unrealized gains in the current year alone. As the largest corporate Bitcoin holder globally, MicroStrategy’s strategic move into the crypto market appears to be paying off handsomely.
According to data from BitcoinTreasuries, MicroStrategy now possesses an impressive 189,150 BTC, valued at approximately $8.55 billion. The surge in Bitcoin’s price has significantly contributed to the firm’s substantial unrealized gains, with the cryptocurrency recently hitting new all-time highs.
MicroStrategy embarked on its Bitcoin accumulation journey in August 2020, when the digital asset was trading slightly above $10,000. The company’s initial purchase of 21,454 BTC marked its entry into the crypto space. Since then, MicroStrategy has continued to invest in Bitcoin, accumulating a total cost basis of $5.89 billion for the BTC on its balance sheet.
The firm’s consistent investment strategy has resulted in an average cost per BTC of around $31,165. In a recent move, MicroStrategy added another 14,620 BTC to its holdings, spending approximately $615.7 million at an average price of $42,110 per coin. This acquisition now represents approximately 0.9% of the total supply of the flagship cryptocurrency.
MicroStrategy’s CEO, Michael Saylor, has not only steered the company into the crypto space but has also personally benefited from his Bitcoin investments, amassing over 17,000 BTC. Saylor recently executed a sale of his company options for $216 million and has expressed his intention to further increase his Bitcoin holdings. This move underscores Saylor’s confidence in the future of the cryptocurrency market.
In a recent interview on CNBC’s “Closing Bell: Overtime,” Saylor broke down the recent rally in Bitcoin’s price, attributing it to the ongoing digital transformation of capital. His perspective aligns with the growing trend of institutional interest and acceptance of cryptocurrencies as legitimate assets.
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