MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin Holding Crosses 100,000
New entrants in the crypto market are fearful that the big drop in Bitcoin price will create a massive sell-off, although institutional investors are buying the dip and stockpile more Bitcoin. MicroStrategy is leading the charge, having stated earlier this week that it had spent $489 million on 13,005 Bitcoins.
Their entire purchase now stands at 105,085 BTCs. The median purchase price of the corporation’s over 100,000 Bitcoin holdings, including commissions and other expenditures, is $26,080 per unit, per the corporation. The Virginia-based corporate software company’s stake was worth over $3 billion as of June 21.
The business just completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign by selling its shares and then bought more Bitcoin. The Bitcoin business, as per MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, is boosting shareholder returns. “We diversified our shareholder base and turned ourselves into a firm capable of selling corporate software as well as acquiring and holding bitcoin, and we did it with leverage.”
Since August 10, when the firm disclosed its first Bitcoin purchase, the company’s stock has risen 423%. VanEck has also filed a fresh draft brochure for a Bitcoin futures mutual fund with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Bitcoin futures contracts will be the focus of the Bitcoin strategy fund. Not only that, but the fund will also participate in pooled asset classes and exchange-traded products (ETPs), albeit it will not deal in Bitcoin straightforwardly.
Because Gregory Krenzer manages the portfolio, the fund’s investment in Bitcoin futures would be made through a holding company in the Cayman Islands. The business created themed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) last month to introduce corporations to the bitcoin and blockchain industry. In the United States, it is also considering launching a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund.
Digital Currency Group, Inc. (“DCG”), the parent firm of Grayscale Investment, LLC, is yet another corporation looking to purchase more of the decline. Grayscale Ethereum Classic Trust shares worth up to $50 million have been approved for acquisition by DCG. It intends to buy on the open market with ready cash, as per reports.
“The exact timing, quantity, and amount of share acquisitions will be fully determined by a number of criteria, notably cash availability, pricing, and market trends.” Wang Chun, the co-founder of F2Pool, a Chinese mining pool, has also revealed that he purchased 1,100 Bitcoin in the previous few days. Since May, when Bitcoin was approaching $30,000 from $43,000, there has been a surge in institutional interest. Wallets linked to the over-the-counter desk saw a 10,292 BTC withdrawal as of May 21, 2021.