Publicly traded firms have now invested about $7 billion in the world’s most popular crypto.
Statistics, compiled by Bitcoin Treasuries show more than 601,000 BTC is held by companies listed on the Nasdaq, Australian Securities Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, OTC Markets Group, Canadian Securities Exchange.
The 15 publicly traded companies with BTC treasuries have also gained $500 million since their respective time investing in Bitcoin.
The number one holder of this valuable crypto is Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust, which has a BTC treasury worth about $5.17 billion. CoinShares comes a distant second holding more than $802 million in BTC.
Michael Saylor, the company’s Chief Executive, disclosed why his company chose Bitcoin as a multigenerational investment.
“I considered investing our treasury in fiat, bonds, stocks, swaps, index funds, options, real estate, commodities, precious metals, art, & intangibles before settling on Bitcoin. It seems like the ideal long-duration asset – I don’t understand why anyone would want to trade it,” Saylor said.
In an explanatory note to Nairametrics, Ekene Ojieh, Head of Public Relations and Corporate Strategy at Buffalo Chase, a crypto analytic firm, gave vital insights on why BTC seems to be the next safe-haven asset. She said, “In the past few weeks, gold saw a new all-time high of $2034 which is about 42.6% in the last decade.”
She further said;
- Bitcoin has gained about 8.9 million percentages over the last decade. Security and scarcity are the topmost reasons why traders have trust in safe-haven assets like gold and bitcoin.
- Bitcoin would outperform gold in a foreseeable future because it’s easily accessible for anyone with internet and of course a more profitable asset than gold.
She spoke about the initial skepticism that traditional banks and global financial regulators had on bitcoin, which looks to be changing now
- The last decade has been quite challenging for bitcoin and the crypto space despite the enormous price increase. Regulators, investors, and mainstream traders were skeptical about bitcoin because of its volatility and how bitcoin works.
- In recent times, we have seen growth in the adoption of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in general; regulators and banks are finding an entry point into the crypto space.
- In addition, the market cap of both gold and bitcoin, which is 9 trillion dollars and 117.81 billion dollars respectively, shows that bitcoin still has a lot of potentials. Going by this trajectory, bitcoin is expected to gain more grounds, increase in value, and also be widely used/accepted.”
Why Bitcoin could triple in value annually
Michael Saylor recently disclosed why he believes the flagship crypto-asset could triple in value
The leader of the biggest traded business intelligence firm, Michael Saylor recently disclosed why he believes the flagship crypto-asset, Bitcoin, could triple in value yearly.
In a Stansberry Research interview, Saylor explained Bitcoin is monetary energy that will attract lots of money;
“In a monetary expansion environment where I crank the monetary inflation rate up by 15%, that $300 trillion has got to find a store of value that’s not a fiat derivative.
“That means that Bitcoin is going to keep growing and its monetary force is going to keep growing and it’s probably going to grow 200% a year until it has demonetized gold, silver, sovereign debt, bond indexes, stock indexes, every source of monetary energy which is just a store of value for someone that doesn’t want to lose their purchasing power and needs a scarce asset, ” Saylor said.
Another key macro supporting the bullish bias of Micheal Saylor is data showing the number of addresses holding 1,000 BTC just reached a new all-time high of 2,446.
Over the last 21 days, 141 new whale addresses with over 1k BTC were created, suggesting large entities are expecting a significant price rise for Bitcoin in the near future.
The number of addresses holding 1,000 BTC just reached a new all time high of 2,446.
Over the last 21 days, 141 new whale address with over 1k BTC were created, suggesting large entities are expecting a significant price rise for #Bitcoin in the near future.
— Bloqport (@Bloqport) January 21, 2021
Some days ago, MicroStrategy purchased approximately 314 bitcoins for $10.0 million in cash in accordance with its Treasury Reserve Policy, at an average price of approximately $31,808 per bitcoin, showing they hold approximately 70,784 Bitcoin, and thereby making the flagship crypto-asset scarce.
MicroStrategy has purchased approximately 314 bitcoins for $10.0 million in cash in accordance with its Treasury Reserve Policy, at an average price of approximately $31,808 per bitcoin. We now hold approximately 70,784 bitcoins.https://t.co/zMJSH29bmC
— Michael Saylor (@michael_saylor) January 22, 2021
Crypto entity moves $227 million worth of Bitcoin
a large entity transferred 6,925 BTC worth $226,609,828, from Unknown wallet to Unknown wallet.
Large entities in the Bitcoin market are transferring a significant amount of Bitcoin amid the prevailing market volatility in play.
Data retrieved from Whale Alert, an advanced crypto tracker, revealed a large entity transferred 6,925 BTC worth $226,609,828, from an unknown wallet to another unknown wallet.
🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 🚨 6,925 #BTC (226,609,828 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown wallet
— Whale Alert (@whale_alert) January 23, 2021
- At the Bitcoin market, investors or traders who own large amounts of bitcoins are typically known as Bitcoin whale.
- This means that a BTC whale would be an individual or business entity (with a single Bitcoin address), that owns around 1000 coins or more.
- As BTC whales accumulate BTCs, Bitcoin’s circulating supply reduces, and this can weaken any bearish trend bitcoin finds itself in.
Meaning that over time, it’s possible that as BTC approaches its fixed supply of 21 million – the price of BTC will go up, with BTC’s present demand factored in.
- leading household names in finance that include Paul Tudor Jones and Stanley Druckenmiller endorsed it as an alternative asset, adding to the rally.
- Not forgetting listed U.S brands like MicroStrategy Inc. and Square Inc. that moved their cash reserves into crypto in search of better returns than what near-zero interest rates deliver.
Also, a leading crypto expert, Willy Woo, via his Twitter handle, hinted that Bitcoin’s price could still rally higher on the bias that the “Inventory depletion on spot crypto exchanges has stopped, signifying the re-accumulation phase of this macrocycle is likely to complete. If this cycle mimics the last, inventory on exchanges will increase, as retail starts entering in large numbers, attracted by the price rises.”
94% of Bitcoin investors are making money
Microstrategy bought 314 more Bitcoin valued at $10 million, momentarily pushing prices above $32,000.
Bitcoin investors have reasons to be excited amid a significant amount of volatility prevailing at the flagship crypto market.
The number of Bitcoin holders in profit is about 94% as data retrieved from Glassnode, a crypto analytic firm, showed.
Bitcoin Percent Addresses in Profit (1w MA) just reached a 1-month low of 93.851%.
— glassnode alerts (@glassnodealerts) January 22, 2021
Metric description; The percentage of unique addresses whose funds have an average buy price that is lower than the current price. “Buy price” is here defined as the price at the time coins were transferred into an address.
At the time of drafting this report, Bitcoin traded at$32,640.90 with a daily trading volume of $63.8 billion. Bitcoin is up 5.03% for the day.
What this means: Sequel to such metric stated above, the turnaround for investors in profit occurred some hours ago when Bitcoin dropped to $28,950 — a key level when it comes to support from large pocket investors and only its second dip below $30,000 in 2021, as a leading bitcoin investor, Microstrategy bought 314 more Bitcoin valued at $10 million, momentarily pushing prices above $32,000.
— Documenting Bitcoin 📄 (@DocumentBitcoin) January 22, 2021
Chainalysis researchers explained in detail that as the rush for BTCs keeps increasing, the price will most definitely be affected. The report said:
“With more people looking to trade BTCs, which is only becoming scarcer following the recent halving, bitcoin moving from the investment bucket into the trading bucket could become a crucial source of liquidity.”
Consequently, amid the impressive metric showing a lot of Bitcoin wallets in profits, Jesse Cohen, a senior crypto analyst, in a note to Nairametrics, spoke on the outlook for Bitcoin in 2021.
“I expect Bitcoin to remain highly volatile to the downside in the new year, given the potential for more scrutiny and tighter regulation. That should see prices fall back from their record highs, with the prospect of increased regulation being the most important factor affecting Bitcoin in 2021.”