MicroStrategy Gobbles Up Bitcoin Worth $623,000,000, Now Holds Over 1% of the BTC That Will Ever Exist

MicroStrategy continues to gobble up Bitcoin (BTC) amid the ongoing crypto bull market.

MicroStrategy co-founder Michael Saylor says the firm used the proceeds from convertible notes and excess cash to buy an additional 9,245 BTC for approximately $623 million, at an average price of $67,382 per Bitcoin.

The company now owns 214,246 BTC, which it acquired at an average price of roughly $35,160 per Bitcoin. Those holdings represent more than 1% of Bitcoin’s total supply of 21 million coins.

Ki Young Ju, the founder and chief executive of the on-chain analytics firm CryptoQuant, notes that MicroStrategy now owns more Bitcoin than the governments of China (194,000 BTC) and the US (210,000 BTC).

With Bitcoin trading at $67,916 at time of writing, MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin treasury is currently worth approximately $14.55 billion. It’s up 93% in value.

Last month, Saylor predicted Bitcoin would draw money away from gold and real estate.

“I’ve famously said I’m going to be buying the top forever. Bitcoin is the exit strategy. It is the strongest asset. So what we see right now is that Bitcoin has just emerged as a trillion-dollar asset class. And it’s alongside names like Apple and Google and Microsoft.

But the difference between Bitcoin and the Magnificent Seven is Bitcoin is an asset class, it’s not a company. There’s not enough room in the capital structure of those companies to hold $10 trillion or $100 trillion worth of capital.

So Bitcoin is competing against gold, which is 10x what it is right now. It’s competing against the S&P Index. It is competing against real estate, a $100 trillion-plus asset class, as a store of value. So we believe capital is going to keep flowing from those asset classes into Bitcoin because Bitcoin is technically superior to those asset classes. And that being the case there’s just no reason to sell the winner to buy the losers.”

Bitcoin itself is up more than 8% in the past 24 hours after dipping in price on Tuesday. The top crypto asset by market cap set a new all-time high of $73,737.94 last Thursday.

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