MicroStrategy Buys the Bitcoin Dip, Accumulates an Additional 19,452 BTC for $1.026 Billion in Cash
By Bernice Nyambura – February 24, 2021
The crypto market, led by Bitcoin, has been in a correction since 22 February when bitcoin fell from a high of $58,330 to a low of $45k, leading to hundreds of billions in losses and panic from unseasoned investors.
The massive losses and the fact that bitcoin is still yet to recover above the $50K level have left many speculating that the bull run is over. The top coin is up 4% in the last 24 hours trading at $49,674 with several futile attempts at climbing back above $50,000.
BTCUSD Chart By TradingView (Click image for larger view)
Meanwhile, Bitcoin short sellers in the market seem to be providing more liquidity for companies to accumulate hundreds of millions and billions worth of BTC in a short time.
MicroStrategy revealed today to be one of the biggest dip buyers of the correction after CEO Michael Saylor announced an additional purchase of 19,453 BTC for over $1 billion. Saylor wrote on Twitter:
“MicroStrategy has purchased an additional -19452 bitcoins for-1.026 billion in cash at an average price of $52765 per #bitcoin.”
The purchase which was also conducted via Grayscale Bitcoin Trust brings the total BTC purchased by the company to 90,531 BTC.
“As of 2/24/2021, we #hodl-90531 bitcoins acquired for -$2.171 billion at an average price of $23,985 per bitcoin.”
Square Also Bought the Dip
The news came barely a day after Square announced a similar purchase of 3,318 more BTC for $170 million. Together with its original purchase of $50 million BTC, Square now holds 5% of the balance of its total cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities in Bitcoin.
Square also reported that over 3 million customers purchased BTC via Cash App and more than 1 million customers bought BTC for the first time in January 2021.
“Furthermore, in the fourth quarter of 2020, bitcoin volumes per customer were up more than 2.5x year over year, primarily driven by buying activity, as existing customers continued to buy bitcoin and new adopters bought even greater volumes of bitcoin.”
Bitcoin Is Far From Done
Michael Saylor recently stated that the fear of corrections in the market often cost people more money than the actual corrections.
“Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections, or trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves-Peter Lynch on Bitcoin.”
According to crypto analyst Michael Van de Poppe, while the correction might not be over, the fact that institutions are buying more bitcoin indicates that bitcoin is bound to go up soon.
“Why would you sell now, if institutions are buying, more and more and even more financial instruments are coming for #Bitcoin? There’s no point in selling, hell no.”
The views expressed in the article are wholly those of the author and do not represent those of, nor should they be attributed to, ZyCrypto. This article is not meant to give financial advice. Please carry out your own research before investing in any of the various cryptocurrencies available.
Article reposted on Markethive by Jeffrey Sloe