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MicroStrategy’s 71,079 Bitcoin haul boosts investor confidence with stock up 166% YTD

MicroStrategy's 71,079 Bitcoin haul boosts investor confidence with stock up 166% YTD
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Michael Saylor’s mid-cap analytics software and services company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) is among the biggest gainers of the Bitcoin price rally in the last couple of quarters.

MicroStrategy was one of the first corporate players who thought to hold cash in the most valuable digital coin, as Saylor believes holding money in fiat currency reduces 15% of the purchasing power.

Since the beginning of this year, MicroStrategy shares soared almost 166%, extending the twelve months gains to a staggering 600%.

MicroStrategy stock performance. Finviz chart. See more stocks here.

MicroStrategy turned millions into billions through Bitcoin

MicroStrategy has purchased 32,220 bitcoins at an average price of $21,726 per Bitcoin during the fourth quarter, increasing the total number of Bitcoin ownership to 71,079 coins. The company first bought 21,454 bitcoins in August last year for an average price of $11,653 per coin.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin is currently trading close to $50K level, meaning that Michael Saylor’s strategy of buying Bitcoin has significantly strengthened its balance sheet in a matter of few months alone.

Bitcoin price performance. Finviz chart.

The chairman and chief executive officer Michael Saylor have also suggested other corporate players hold money in digital coins instead of the Euro or US dollar.

“If your company has money on its balance sheets and it’s sitting in fiat currencies like euros and dollars, they are losing about 15% of their purchasing power each year,” Saylor said. “The simple solution is to convert some of that cash into Bitcoin.”

The world’s largest electric car maker Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) announcement of a $1.5 billion investment in the largest digital coin has pushed other corporate players to think about cryptocurrencies.

Last week, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) hinted that the company could support a few crypto coins soon, while Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE: BNY) has announced to offer custodian services for cryptocurrencies.   

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Siraj Sarwar

Siraj is a finance writer based in Saudi Arabia with a strong understanding of and passion for the stock market, cryptocurrency, economics, and finance. He has worked for international clients for many years on several projects related to the stock market, equity research, accounting, and finance. Siraj is a published financial analyst on some of the largest finance websites.

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