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MicroStrategy's Bitcoin strategy leads to $1 billion profit

Published Nov 13, 2023 01:15AM ET
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MicroStrategy Incorporated has witnessed a significant turnaround, reporting over $1 billion in unrealized Bitcoin profits, as the cryptocurrency's value soars. The company's stock also saw a substantial rise last Thursday, increasing by 6% to $492 per share, marking a 246% growth over the year.

This financial rebound comes after the data analytics firm faced a $1 billion loss during the cryptocurrency downturn of June 2022. The recovery is attributed to MicroStrategy's aggressive investment strategy in Bitcoin, which has been paying off as the digital currency hit an annual high of over $37,200, reflecting a 122% increase this year.

Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, has been an outspoken proponent of Bitcoin. He credits the company's success to its substantial holdings in the cryptocurrency, which he refers to as a "high-growth digital monopoly." Saylor's confidence in Bitcoin extends beyond current market trends; he predicts a substantial increase in its value by 2024. This optimism is based on two major expectations: the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) and the upcoming Bitcoin halving event scheduled for April 2024.

According to Saylor, the halving event, which will reduce Bitcoin's supply while demand is expected to double due to the anticipated ETFs, could trigger a price surge. This sentiment is echoed by other experts who foresee Bitcoin’s price potentially crossing the $100,000 mark after the halving.

In light of recent market developments and MicroStrategy's performance, Saylor has emphasized the importance of rationalizing away from multiple cryptocurrency tokens in favor of Bitcoin. He also advocates for what he calls "adult supervision" within the crypto industry, alluding to legal issues faced by figures like Sam Bankman-Fried.

MicroStrategy's strategic focus on Bitcoin appears to be a calculated move amidst what Saylor describes as challenges businesses face due to "government-induced inflation" and "technology-driven deflation." The company's approach seems to have positioned it well against such economic headwinds and competition from Big Tech firms.

Investors and industry observers are closely watching MicroStrategy and Saylor's next moves as they continue to navigate through the volatile but promising landscape of cryptocurrency investment.

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