MicroStrategy Hasn't Bought Any Bitcoins This Month

The company said it held 125,051 bitcoins as of Feb. 14, the same as at the beginning of the month.

AccessTimeIconFeb 16, 2022 at 11:25 a.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 5:55 p.m. UTC
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MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR), the business-intelligence software company that made bitcoin acquisition a key goal, hasn't bought any of the cryptocurrency for two weeks.

  • The Tysons Corner, Va.-based company held 125,051 bitcoins as of Feb. 14., it said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday, the same amount it reported at the beginning of the month.
  • CEO Michael Saylor has been slowing the pace of purchases. At the start of December the company bought more than 1,400 bitcoins in nine days, a rate of almost 160 a day. In January, it bought another 660, about 21 a day.
  • Saylor has been insistent that the company has no plans to sell its bitcoin holdings and is invested for the long term.
  • MicroStrategy incurred $163 million in digital asset impairment losses during the first quarter of 2022 on bitcoin held as of the end of last year, it said.

UPDATE (Feb. 16, 11:43 UTC): Updates to reflect lack of purchases in February.

UPDATE (Feb. 16, 12:00 UTC): Adds impairment charge in final bullet point.

UPDATE (Feb. 16, 12:49 UTC): Changes sourcing to SEC filing in first bullet from company statement.


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