Michael Saylor, the founder of MicroStrategy, said Tuesday his company has acquired an additional $175 million in bitcoin (BTC) in a single purchase.
- Saylor said on Twitter that his business intelligence company had completed the acquisition of 16,796 bitcoin on Monday.
- This has significantly increased the total size of MicroStrategy's bitcoin holdings up to 38,250 bitcoin – worth roughly $416 million at current prices.
- MicroStrategy told the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday that it "may increase" its BTC holdings above the $250 million purchased in August.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.