In line with an official announcement, MicroStrategy revealed that it bought about 13,005 bitcoins for $489 Mln in cash at a mean price of roughly $37,617 USD inclusive of fees and expenses.
The business-intelligence software company now holds some 105,085 bitcoins, which were acquired for a complete sum of $2.74 Bln. That’s a mean price of $26,080 USD per Bitcoin [BTC], inclusive of fees and expenses.
MicroStrategy added that its newly formed subsidiary, MicroStrategy, holds about 92,079 BTC of the entire hoard.
CEO Michael Saylor has made bitcoin acquisition a second mandate for his 32-year-old firm. Its other business is developing software.
The purchase follows MicroStrategy’s raising of $500 Mln from the sale of debt to fund more bitcoin purchasing. As the company subsequently filed to sell $1 Bln in shares to assist buy even more of the leading cryptocurrency, we likely will see another buying soon.
Shares of Nasdaq-listed MicroStrategy are becoming pounded today, down more than 7%, as their fate is now largely tied to the worth of bitcoin, which fell after China’s Central Bank continued the nation’s crackdown on cryptocurrency transactions. The PBOC [People’s Bank of China] outlined that financial institutions must not provide trading, clearing, and settlement for crypto transactions.