Microstrategy has purchased an additional $1.026 billion worth of bitcoin, raising the total number of bitcoins it has accumulated to about 90,531. Its CEO explained that his company remains focused on its two corporate strategies of growing its enterprise analytics software business and “acquiring and holding bitcoin.”
More Than $2 Billion Worth of Bitcoin Now in Microstrategy’s Treasury Reserves
Microstrategy Inc. announced Wednesday that “it had purchased an additional approximately 19,452 bitcoins for approximately $1.026 billion in cash at an average price of approximately $52,765 per bitcoin, inclusive of fees and expenses.” The announcement continues:
As of February 24, 2021, the company holds an aggregate of approximately 90,531 bitcoins, which were acquired at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.171 billion and an average purchase price of approximately $23,985 per bitcoin, inclusive of fees and expenses.
The company used the proceeds from its $1.05 billion convertible note offering which it completed last week to purchase the additional bitcoins.
The pro-bitcoin CEO Michael Saylor explained that his company “remains focused on our two corporate strategies of growing our enterprise analytics software business and acquiring and holding bitcoin.”
The amount of bitcoin the company holds reaffirms its “belief that bitcoin, as the world’s most widely-adopted cryptocurrency, can serve as a dependable store of value,” Microstrategy explained.
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