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MicroStrategy CEO, Michael Saylor, took to Twitter to announce the company’s latest purchase of 2,574 Bitcoin for $50 million, bringing the business intelligence company’s stash to a whopping 40,824 BTC. Saylor mentioned that the purchase was in line with their Treasury Reserve Policy.

The company’s recent purchase was completed with an average purchase price of $19,427 per Bitcoin. Many people commented on Saylor’s Twitter announcement claiming that the recent purchase was “stupid”, while others argued that this price is “still cheap”. 

It must, however, be noted that even though the company’s latest purchase was completed with an average purchase price of $19,427 per Bitcoin. The company holds approximately 40,824 bitcoin that were acquired at a purchase price of $475 million, inclusive of fees and expenses. This means that the total average purchase price per Bitcoin remains low, considering current prices, at about $11,635. Bitcoin is currently trading at $19,370, meaning the Bitcoin held in MicroStrategy’s treasury is currently worth approximately $780 million.

The company initially purchased its first batch of 21,454 Bitcoin in August 2020, followed by an additional purchase of 16,796 Bitcoin in September 2020. And further,  followed by its most recent purchase of 2,574 Bitcoin in December 2020. According to a recent blog post, Coinbase was selected by MicroStrategy as the company’s broker for Bitcoin purchases.

Saylor’s confidence in purchasing $50 million worth of Bitcoin at a price so near the all-time high shows his confidence in Bitcoin and possibly emphasises that these prices are ‘still cheap’. The recent purchase will likely encourage even more companies to purchase Bitcoin, as many are under the impression that it is ‘too late’. This purchase, however, proves that it is not too late!

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Andrew is a law student currently studying at UNISA, and Global Crypto's in-house reporter. Andrew discovered blockchain in his final year of school and since developed a keen interest in the subject. He appreciates a good cup of coffee. When he is not too busy with work or studies, he enjoys playing a good round of golf.