A De Facto Bitcoin ETF? MicroStrategy Is Raising $400M to Buy More BTC

Michael Saylor announced plans to offer convertible bonds with the express intent to buy BTC. The community reacts.

Dec 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:40 a.m. UTC
Dec 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTCUpdated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:40 a.m. UTC

Michael Saylor announced plans to offer convertible bonds with the express intent to buy BTC. The community reacts.

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Today on the Brief:

  • BBVA set to offer crypto trading and custody
  • Wells Fargo discusses bitcoin in recent investor memo
  • Square launches Bitcoin Clean Energy Initiative with $10 million

Our main discussion: Michael Saylor is back at it. 

The CEO of MicroStrategy and Giga Chad himself announced MicroStrategy would be offering $400 million in convertible bonds with the intent to purchase more bitcoin. 

On this episode, NLW looks at the community’s reaction, including the comparison of MSTR stock to a BTC exchange-traded fund. He also discusses Saylor’s recent comments about censorship resistance as a reminder of the (potentially) divergent values of bitcoin retail HODLers and institutional investors.

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