HomeCryptoBitcoinLosses of over $1 billion for MicroStrategy

Losses of over $1 billion for MicroStrategy

The world’s largest Bitcoin holder, the Microstrategy fund, is reportedly suffering losses of $1 billion.

Bitcoin’s collapse costs MicroStrategy $1 billion

The latest heavy crashes of the crypto market and Bitcoin, which slipped to $22,000 in the last few hours, have certainly taken a heavy toll on the world’s biggest Bitcoin investors, one of which is the MicroStrategy fund.

According to the latest rumours, the net loss on the BTC investment by the Californian fund led by Michael Saylor would have exceeded $1 billion.

But all this does not seem to worry the CEO at all, who on Monday afternoon, right at the height of Bitcoin’s difficulties, changed his profile picture on Twitter. The photo depicts himself with lasers shooting out of his eyes. Self-portraits with laser eyes are a sign in the world of cryptocurrency backing Bitcoin. Saylor posted the new profile picture a few hours after tweeting “In #Bitcoin We Trust”.

According to the latest data published by the SEC, the company had 129,218 BTC as of 31 March, at a value of around $4 billion, for an average price of around $31,000. After the new Bitcoin collapses, the countervalue is around $3 billion.

MicroStrategy’s loan risks margin call

In addition, the company is in a very delicate situation because if the price of Bitcoin falls below $21,000, MicroStrategy will have to settle a margin call and will have to provide additional collateral in Bitcoin for a $205 million loan it took out with Silvergate Bank in March.

All this literally caused MicroStrategy’s price to plummet, which lost 25% on the Nasdaq on Monday, to $152.15 a share. The company’s shares have become highly correlated with Bitcoin, especially since CEO Saylor said he would add the digital currency to his balance sheet in August 2020. According to the CEO, this would serve as a hedge against inflation.

It is hard to understand the strategy of the company led by Saylor, who has used market downturns to buy Bitcoin again. But at this stage, with the risk of a margin call on the newly obtained loan and with stocks plunging on the stock market, it becomes really difficult to be as optimistic as Saylor seems to be.

Vincenzo Cacioppoli
Vincenzo Cacioppoli
Vincenzo was born in Genova but lived most of his life in Milan. He has a degree in political science. He is a journalist, blogger, writer, and marketing and digital advertising expert. After a long experience in traditional marketing, he started working with the web and digital advertising in 2011, creating a company called Le enfants. Passionate about the web and innovation, in 2018 he started exploring the topics related to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. Independent cryptocurrency trader since March 2018, he now collaborates with companies in the sector as a content marketing specialist. In his blog. mediateccando.blogspot.com, he has long been primarily focused on blockchain, which he considers to be the greatest technological innovation after the Internet. His first book about blockchain and fintech is scheduled for release in November.