MicroStrategy Holds 130,000 Bitcoin Following $6M Purchase
Founder and executive chairman for software company MicroStrategy announced a Bitcoin purchase of $6 million. According to a document file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company disclosed that it added 301 BTC to its treasury as of September 19th, 2022.
The U.S. publicly traded company was one of the first to include Bitcoin in its corporate strategy back in 2020. Initially MicroStrategy and its founder purchase the cryptocurrency when it was trading below $10,000, and have continued to increase their holdings now totaling 130,000 BTCs.
Per MicroStrategy’s executive chairman, the software company has purchased this much Bitcoin for $3.98 billion at an average price of $30,639 BTC. At the time of writing, BTC’s price trades at $19,000 with a 16% loss over the past week.
The first cryptocurrency by market cap has suffered from massive downside pressure which has forced it to crash from its all-time high of around $69,000 to its current levels. This represents an 80% crash from its previous high.
Unlike other publicly traded companies, MicroStrategy has continued to purchase Bitcoin on its way down. The company’s executive chairman and former CEO claim that they have a long-term view of the cryptocurrency with no plans of selling their funds.
The software company has issued debt and has obtained funds via different financial instruments to grow its Bitcoin treasury. This has led many to speculate about a possible margin call from MicroStrategy’s brokers if the price of BTC continues to crash.
However, Saylor has clarified that the company is very far from becoming a forced seller and becoming insolvent. Data from BTC Treasuries indicates that MicroStrategy is the largest BTC holder of publicly traded companies in the United States.
Their 130,000 BTC are followed by Tesla’s 10,000, Core Scientific’s 8,500 BTCs, Marathon Digital Holdings’ 8,100 BTC, Square’s 8,000 BTC, and others.
The Largest Bitcoin Holder In The World
Additional data provided by monitor Ecoinometrics indicates that MicroStrategy is one of the largest active Bitcoin holders on the planet. In total, public companies hold around 208,400 BTC, the software company alone holds 130,000.
In contrast, the private sector owns 341,384 BTC with the former exchange Mt. Gox still holding around 141,000 BTC. This BTC might enter the market in the coming months, as victims of the platform’s 2014 hack are waiting for compensation.
In the financial sector, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) owns the largest amount of Bitcoin with a total of 897,000. The largest fund is the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust with a total of around 650,000 BTC, followed by the Purpose Bitcoin ETF with 30,000.
In the government sector, there is a total of 48,188 BTC held by nations with Ukraine holding the most immense amount with 46,351. This government has been taking BTC and crypto donations to fight against Russia.
As the image below shows, all of these entities control around 7% of Bitcoin’s total supply, or 1,451,013 BTC.
Here is the latest breakdown of the #Bitcoin treasuries.
Notable changes from last time we posted this one:
– Voyager, gone.
– Terraform labs, gone.
– Celsius, gone.
h/t to @BTCtreasuries for the data. pic.twitter.com/aifVGkVWGo
— ecoinometrics (@ecoinometrics) September 7, 2022