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Cypherpunk Inc. liquidates ETH, XMR to increase BTC holdings by 36%

Cypherpunk Inc. liquidates ETH, XMR to increase BTC holdings by 36%

Canada’s privacy-focused investment company Cypherpunk Holdings (CSE: HODL) has increased its Bitcoin reserves to 276.47 BTC. In a press statement, the company revealed that since June 2020 it has upped its Bitcoin reserves by 72.979 BTC.

To acquire the new Bitcoin reserves, Cypherpunk liquidated its holdings of Monero (XMR) and Ethereum (ETH), alongside partial proceeds from a private placement of $505,000 CAD that closed on August 27.

Cypherpunk Holdings, which trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange, manages other privacy-focused businesses, including Wasabi Wallet and Samourai Wallet. The firm also has a stake in Hydro66, a green cloud infrastructure platform, and smart contract protocol Chia Network.

With the acquisition, the Bitcoin Treasuries platform now ranks, Cypherpunk in the 12th position among public companies with more Bitcoin holdings.

Top 15 companies by Bitcoin holdings as of November 2020. Bitcointreasuries.org data,

More public companies converting cash into Bitcoin

In the recent past, more publicly trading companies have been converting their cash reserves into Bitcoin as the asset increasingly becomes a formidable alternative form of wealth.

Notable companies to follow the trend include MicroStrategy, which converted most of its cash holdings into Bitcoin. The company now has 38,250 BTC after nearly doubling its holdings in 2020.

In October 2020, other companies like Square and Galaxy Digital Holdings also converted most of their cash reserves into Bitcoin.

By press time, Bitcoin was trading at $17,058, a drop of 1.59% in the last 24 hours. Early this week, the asset hit a yearly high of $19,400 as it seeks to attain another all-time high from the $20,000 mark reached in December 2017.

The asset has been gaining momentum after withstanding the effects of the coronavirus market crash. It performed better than most stocks and traditional forms of wealth like gold. More institutions are betting on the asset to return more value during periods of economic turmoil.

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