icroStrategy (MSTR), has continued its bullish stance on Bitcoin, purchasing an additional 1,045 Bitcoin (BTC) for a total of $23.9 million. This acquisition, which took place between March 23 and April 4, was revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This strategic move further solidifies MicroStrategy’s position as one of the most prominent institutional holders of Bitcoin. The average purchase price for these newly acquired Bitcoins stands at $28,016. With this latest purchase, the company’s total Bitcoin holdings now amount to approximately 140,000 Bitcoins, which are valued at roughly $4 billion based on the current market price of $28,500. The company’s overall average purchase price for its Bitcoin holdings is $29,803.
MicroStrategy’s ongoing accumulation of Bitcoin has been a hallmark of the company’s strategy, with the belief that the cryptocurrency will continue to appreciate over time. This latest purchase comes on the heels of their disclosure on March 27, in which they revealed the acquisition of 6,455 Bitcoins for $161 million over the previous five weeks. Alongside this announcement, MicroStrategy also reported the successful payoff of its remaining $205 million loan from the now-defunct Silvergate Bank.
The cryptocurrency market has seen significant fluctuations in recent months, with Bitcoin experiencing both peaks and troughs. Despite this volatility, MicroStrategy appears undeterred in its commitment to the digital asset. In pre-market trading, MSTR shares were up by 1.2%, mirroring Bitcoin’s 1% overnight gain, underlining the company’s faith in the long-term potential of Bitcoin as an investment.
Michael Saylor, the CEO of MicroStrategy, has been a vocal advocate for Bitcoin as a store of value and a hedge against inflation. His company’s continued Bitcoin acquisitions reflect a broader trend among institutional investors, who increasingly view cryptocurrencies as a legitimate and valuable asset class.
As MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin holdings continue to grow, the company’s role in shaping the cryptocurrency landscape will likely become even more prominent, with potential implications for the broader financial industry.