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MicroStrategy Buys 3,000 Bitcoin (BTC): Portfolio Surpasses $10 Billion

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Updated by Ali M.
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In Brief

  • MicroStrategy buys 3,000 BTC for $155.4 million, average price $51,813 each.
  • Funded by share sales, total holdings reach 193,000 BTC worth over $10 billion.
  • Amid growth, faces cybersecurity breach with a scam causing $440,000 loss
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MicroStrategy has added to its Bitcoin portfolio, securing an additional 3,000 BTC. From February 15 to 25, 2024, this acquisition entailed a substantial investment of $155.4 million.

Notably, the average purchase price per Bitcoin stood at approximately $51,813, including all related fees and expenses.

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This strategic purchase was financed through a combination of proceeds from share sales and available cash reserves, as delineated in the company’s recent SEC filings. Consequently, MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin holdings have surged to an impressive total of approximately 193,000 BTC. The firm acquired BTC at an aggregate cost of $6.09 billion, reflecting an average price of $31,544 per Bitcoin.

“MicroStrategy is on another level with their Bitcoin game,” Decentralized Exchange RichQuack wrote.

Previously, in January, MicroStrategy expanded its Bitcoin reserves by adding 850 BTC, valued at $37.2 million, thus elevating its total holdings to 190,000. This acquisition underscored the company’s robust financial strategy and bullish outlook on Bitcoin.

Read more: Who Owns the Most Bitcoin in 2024?

MicroStrategy Bitcoin Portfolio as of January 2024
MicroStrategy Bitcoin Portfolio as of January 2024. Source: Saylor Tracker

Moreover, MicroStrategy’s successful integration of artificial intelligence into its business intelligence solutions marked a significant milestone in 2023.

However, amidst these financial advancements, MicroStrategy encountered a cybersecurity breach on Monday. The company’s X account fell victim to a hacking incident. This breach led to the dissemination of a fraudulent announcement promoting a new crypto token, MSTR, to the company’s substantial follower base.

The deceptive post, later removed, enticed users to claim free tokens by linking their wallets, resulting in significant financial losses for those ensnared by the scam. According to blockchain investigator ZachXBT, the phishing scheme has already siphoned off $440,000 from unsuspecting victims.

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