Forget Buying the Dip, MicroStrategy Buys $15M of Bitcoin as It Nears the All-Time High
Business analytics firm MicroStrategy has made yet another large bitcoin (BTC, -0.15%) purchase, buying a further $15 million worth.
- MicroStrategy announced Friday it purchased approximately 262 more BTC at an average price per coin of $57,146, just a little over $1,000 away from the cryptocurrency’s all-time high.
- This latest purchase brings the firm’s total bitcoin holdings to around 91,326, bought for an average of $24,214 apiece.
- At the time of writing, this is equal to around $5.1 billion, compared to the approximate $2.21 billion MicroStrategy paid for them.
- The company’s share price has partly recovered from a month-long downturn, which saw it dip as low as $547.40 on March 5.
- MicroStrategy stock was listed at $763 in pre-market trading today and stands at $803.75 at press time.
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Uniswap V3 Introduces New License to Spoil Future SUSHIs
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Secure and encrypted decentralized chat software
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