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MicroStrategy Holds 130,000 Bitcoin Following $6 Million Purchase

Founder and executive chairman for software company MicroStrategy announced a Bitcoin purchase of $6 million. According to a document file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company disclosed that it added 301 BTC to its treasury as of September 19th, 2022.

The U.S. publicly traded company was one of the first to include Bitcoin in its corporate strategy back in 2020. Initially MicroStrategy and its founder purchase the cryptocurrency when it was trading below $10,000, and have continued to increase their holdings now totaling 130,000 BTCs.

Per MicroStrategy’s executive chairman, the software company has purchased this much Bitcoin for $3.98 billion at an average price of $30,639 BTC. At the time of writing, BTC’s price trades at $19,000 with a 16% loss over the past week.

BTC’s price moving sideways on the 4-hour chart. Source: BTCUSDT Tradingview

The first cryptocurrency by market cap has suffered from massive downside pressure which has forced it to crash from its all-time high of around $69,000 to its current levels. This represents an 80% crash from its previous high.

Unlike other publicly traded companies, MicroStrategy has continued to purchase Bitcoin on its way down. The company’s executive chairman and former CEO claim that they have a long-term view of the cryptocurrency with no plans of selling their funds.

The software company has issued debt and has obtained funds via different financial instruments to grow its Bitcoin treasury. This has led many to speculate about a possible margin call from MicroStrategy’s brokers if the price of BTC continues to crash.

However, Saylor has clarified that the company is very far from becoming a forced seller and becoming insolvent. Data from BTC Treasuries indicates that MicroStrategy is the largest BTC holder of publicly traded companies in the United States.

Their 130,000 BTC are followed by Tesla’s 10,000, Core Scientific’s 8,500 BTCs, Marathon Digital Holdings’ 8,100 BTC, Square’s 8,000 BTC, and others.

Source: BTC Treasuries via Twitter
The Largest Bitcoin Holder In The World

Additional data provided by monitor Ecoinometrics indicates that MicroStrategy is one of the largest active Bitcoin holders on the planet. In total, public companies hold around 208,400 BTC, the software company alone holds 130,000.

In contrast, the private sector owns 341,384 BTC with the former exchange Mt. Gox still holding around 141,000 BTC. This BTC might enter the market in the coming months, as victims of the platform’s 2014 hack are waiting for compensation.

In the financial sector, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) owns the largest amount of Bitcoin with a total of 897,000. The largest fund is the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust with a total of around 650,000 BTC, followed by the Purpose Bitcoin ETF with 30,000.

In the government sector, there is a total of 48,188 BTC held by nations with Ukraine holding the most immense amount with 46,351. This government has been taking BTC and crypto donations to fight against Russia.

As the image below shows, all of these entities control around 7% of Bitcoin’s total supply, or 1,451,013 BTC.

Frankfurt’s Euro Sculpture Is Saved by New Sponsor CAIZ Development

PRESS RELEASE. The preservation of the Euro sculpture in downtown Frankfurt, Germany, has been in danger in recent months as no sponsors were willing to provide the required financing. At the same time, the costs of maintaining the sculpture have risen considerably, mainly due to increased levels of vandalism. The independent non-profit association Frankfurter Kultur::Listen

PRESS RELEASE. The preservation of the Euro sculpture in downtown Frankfurt, Germany, has been in danger in recent months as no sponsors were willing to provide the required financing. At the same time, the costs of maintaining the sculpture have risen considerably, mainly due to increased levels of vandalism.

The independent non-profit association Frankfurter Kultur Komitee e.V., the owner of the Euro sculpture, would have been forced to have the sculpture auctioned off as a last resort by 15 October 2022 if no one had stepped forward to help.

Because of this situation and the resulting discussion in the media, the issue became a hot topic. Through this media attention, the Frankfurt company CAIZ Development GmbH became aware of the problem. As a local company with its roots firmly in the financial centre, they quickly decided to develop the financing necessary for the Euro sculpture to remain in Frankfurt.

CAIZ Development is a fintech company headquartered in Frankfurt, and it is developing a blockchain-based ecosystem for financial inclusion. For CAIZ Development, that means, among other things, access to a transactional account – currently unavailable to more than two billion people worldwide. “Caiz” in Arabic stands for “permitted, trustworthy and legal,” and it represents a general ethical orientation in the financial world.

The sponsorship contribution doesn’t only cover the maintenance costs for the Euro sculpture for the next five years. The main sponsor will also organize events on topics that match the statutory purpose of the Frankfurter Kultur Komitee e.V. association.

The city of Frankfurt, the European Central Bank and the local state (Hessian) Ministry of Finance will continue to be involved in the activities around the Euro sculpture.

Of course, further sponsors to support the Frankfurter Kultur Komitee, e.V. are always welcome.

Media contacts:

Frankfurter Kultur Komitee e.V.

Prof. Dr. Manfred Pohl

Tel: +49 (0)172-678 5628

[email protected]

CAIZ Development GmbH

Steffen Rieger

Tel: +49 (0)162-7963310

[email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steffen-rieger-b1504b149/

 

 


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MicroStrategy Holds 130,000 Bitcoin Following $6 Million Purchase

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