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MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin holdings profit stands at over $1.2 billion

MicroStrategy bought a total of $1.125 billion worth of Bitcoins over a period of time and now has a market value of $2.428 billion.

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MicroStrategy is obviously in big profits, after making the right bets in buying the world’s most popular crypto asset on the account it has been one of the largest buyers of bitcoin in the modern era.

What you should know: Data retrieved from Bitcoin Treasuries revealed the American publicly listed company bought a total of $1.125 billion worth of Bitcoins over a period of time and now has a market value is worth $2.428 billion, printing a gain of over $1.2 billion.

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The leading American business intelligence firm listed on an American Stock exchange deployed about $250 million into Bitcoin in August and then added $175 million a month after.

  • These two investments represented the first and second time a publicly-traded corporation had bought Bitcoin for investment purposes.
  • MicroStrategy increased its buying pressure subsequently by investing an additional $50 million and even going as far as to raise $650 million in the debt market.
  • By the end of 2020, MicroStrategy had confirmed it had spent $1.125 billion to purchase 70,470 bitcoin, implying a cost basis of $15,964 per Bitcoin

READ: Ethereum on a rampage, fast approaching $1,000

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What this means: Last year, the world’s smartest investors were buying into Bitcoins amid an era of significant quantitative easing by global central banks.

Such macros taking shape in the ever-changing crypto market has led Gemini crypto exchange co-founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss to disclosing why investors are buying Bitcoin, amid recent price correction prevailing.

READ: Computers might steal Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin fortune

Tyler Winklevoss said the rally isn’t retail-driven this time.

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“These are the most sophisticated investors, the smartest people in the room, buying the bitcoin quietly. It’s not a FOMO thing, so it’s very different than in 2017. This cast of characters, companies, and investors were not in bitcoin back then.

READ: Ripple’s co-founder earned $411 million from selling XRP in 2020

“Publicly traded companies like Square and MicroStrategy are putting their treasury cash into bitcoin because they’re worried about the oncoming inflation and the scourge of inflation with all the money printing and the stimulus from the Covid pandemic lockdown,” Winklevoss said.

READ: Why buying Bitcoin now looks like investing in Google, Apple, Facebook 10years ago

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected] He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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Ethereum held on Crypto exchanges might run out of supply in 2 days

A crypto expert has released key details on why Ether coins on crypto exchanges could be all gone within 48 hours.

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The amount of Ethers held on Crypto exchanges could go into extinction amid the high buying pressure seen in recent days.

Alex Saunders, a crypto expert, via Twitter, released key details on why Ether coins on Crypto exchanges could be all gone within 48 hours amid high buying pressure.

READ: Crypto: Financial market that never sleeps, or is under any central authority

  • “Crypto Exchanges could be out of Ether within 48 hours. Demand has sky rocketed. Exchange reserves fell 20% from 10 million to 8 million in the last few hours. With targets of $5k, $10k & $20k long term, I doubt many HODLers will sell their ETH in the $1-2k range”

READ: Why Ethereum could make you rich

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Ether reserves held on crypto exchanges have not been this low for about two and a half years ago. At press time, just 7% of Ether’s circulating supply is presently held on Crypto exchanges.

Meanwhile, Crypto investors are buying into the world’s acclaimed utility crypto, over owning a stake in Ether amid the boom seen recently in Crypto markets. Although it has not been strange to many crypto experts in the crypto-verse, seeing Ethereum demand at a record high.

READ: Hackers, expose crypto wallets worth $150 million at Kucoin

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Recent data obtained from Glassnode, a crypto analytic firm revealed a number of  Ethereum based addresses holding 0.01+ coins just reached an all-time high of 10,997,708.

The previous all-time high of 10,997,003 was observed earlier today.

Metric description: The number of unique addresses holding at least 0.01 coins. Only Externally Owned Addresses (EOAs) are counted, contracts are excluded.

READ: U.S Central Bank leader says no rush into crypto dollar

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What you should know

  • At the time of drafting this report, Ether traded at $1,219.35 with a daily trading volume of $34.1 billion. Ethereum is up 11.13% for the day. The world’s leading utility has a market value of $139.3 Billion.
  • Breaking the $1,300 resistance level represents a dramatic shift for Ethereum, which stood at around the $112 price level in March 2020 following the market carnage that occurred as a result of the ravaging COVID-19 virus.
  • Ethereum is a decentralized system, fully independent, and is not under anybody’s authority. It has no pivotal point, and its platform is connected to thousands of its users through their computing system around the world, which means it’s almost impossible for Ethereum to go offline.

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U.S Central Bank leader says no rush into crypto dollar

Jerome Powell recently spoke on why the U.S central bank had no reason to rush into central bank digital currencies.

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The world’s most powerful monetary policy chief, Jerome Powell, recently spoke on why the U.S central bank had no reason to rush into central bank digital currencies.

In a YouTube webinar organised by Yahoo Finance and conducted by highly revered economist, Markus Brunnermeier, the U.S Fed Reserve Chairman stated that the US central bank desires to get it right and hence doesn’t feel an urge or need to be the first.

READ: Central banks digital currencies pose a threat against the U.S dollar

“Since we are the world’s reserve currency, we actually think we need to get this right, and we don’t feel an urge or need to be first,” he said. “We effectively already have a first-mover advantage, because we’re the reserve currency.”

Powell also revealed that stablecoins were of high-level priority.

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“We’ve been very focused… on potential regulatory answers for global stablecoins, in particular,” said Powell in response to a question about CBDCs, or central bank digital currencies.

“So that’s been a high-level focus, and that will continue to be a high-level focus because they could become systemically important overnight and we don’t begin to have, you know, our arms around the potential risks and how to manage those risks, and the public will expect we do and has every right to expect that… It’s a very high priority.”

READ: Gold prices up on U.S Central Bank’s will to keep interest rates low

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Recall many months ago, the world’s largest economy considered the use of digital dollars, following slow COVID-19 stimulus payments to its citizens. The U.S Congress recently heard testimonies on the usage of digital dollars to facilitate the U.S’ legacy financial infrastructure.

Just yesterday, America’s Congressional Fintech Task Force examined Federation Accounts and the use of digital dollars in expanding financial reach in the United States.

READ: Naira gains at NAFEX window as CBN squashes early devaluation thoughts

What you need to know about Digital Dollar: The U.S government considered a framework in creating a U.S. central bank digital currency, which would be mined through the blockchain protocol, transferred between users, and recorded in a public ledger.

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  • The digital dollars would be stored in a distributed database via the internet, on an electronic computer database, within a stored-value card or virtual files.

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Betting on Bitcoin is better than investing in PayPal, Google, Facebook, Amazon

MicroStrategy CEO has disclosed why betting with Bitcoin is much better than investing in leading technology brands.

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Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, in a recent Youtube interview with Chris Jaszczynski of MMCrypto, revealed why betting with Bitcoin is much better than investing in leading technology brands.

Saylor has been very vocal about Bitcoin and its potentials since his company gained exposure late last year. It is worth stating that MicroStrategy was the first public-listed company to purchase Bitcoin as part of its treasury policy.

READ: $100 billion wiped in crypto market amid profit taking

  • “I’ve invested in everything. I was an early investor in Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, OpenTable, eBay, and PayPal. I made huge amounts of money. I made 10x, 20x my money in those things, and let me tell you, none of them looks as good as this looks to me.”

The basis for such bias is based on the record inflows of funds comprising of “cash, debt, equities, [and] commercial real estate indices,” that are expected to shift at one point into Bitcoin.

READ: Bitcoin hits $41,000 and Nigeria’s first micro-investing platform, Trove, adds cryptocurrency trading

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The highly revered Chief Executive Officer of America’s leading business intelligence company further added that $300-$400 trillion could flow into the world’s flagship crypto.

This is nearly 60 times the prediction of $600 billion that was given by the world’s most valuable bank, JP Morgan Chase.

READ: Google, Facebook, Twitter stocks drop, investors ponder if big techs have become too powerful

What you should know

  • MicroStrategy is listed on an American Stock exchange and has deployed about $250 million into Bitcoin in August and then added $175 million a month after.
  • These two investments represented the first and second time a publicly-traded corporation bought Bitcoin for investment purposes.
  • MicroStrategy increased its buying pressure subsequently by investing an additional $50 million and even going as far as to raise $650 million in the debt market.
  • By the end of 2020, MicroStrategy had confirmed it had spent $1.125 billion to purchase 70,470 bitcoin, implying a cost basis of $15,964 per Bitcoin.

READ: Bitcoin jumpstarts strongly, daily trading volume hits $25 billion

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