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Michael Saylor's MicroStrategy Announces Purchase of Additional 7,002 Bitcoins BTC

Michael Saylor's MicroStrategy Announces Purchase of Additional 7,002 Bitcoins BTC

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Michael Saylor's MicroStrategy announced today that it has purchased an additional 7,002 Bitcoins (BTC). The company is officially the largest known holder of BTC among non-cryptographic companies.

One of the largest software companies in the world has just announced that it has significantly increased its already large cryptocurrency holdings. According to the latest Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, MicroStrategy acquired an additional 7,002 BTC for $414.4 million in cash, Cryptoslate reported.

On Monday, Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, said the bitcoins were purchased at an average price of around $59,187 per coin. Following this purchase, the company has significantly increased its Bitcoin position; the company now owns 121,044 BTC. All Bitcoins were purchased for $3.57 billion at an average price of $29,534 per BTC.


The market reacted positively to the news and Bitcoin jumped more than 7% in the hours after the update. At the time of writing, the cryptocurrency is worth $57,980 per coin. Each of MicroStrategy's previous Bitcoin purchases has had a significant impact on the market, so there may be additional price movements in the coming days.

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