MicroStrategy Inc. disclosed Tuesday that it just spent $10.9 million to buy 229 bitcoins, at an average price of $43,663 per bitcoin, including fees. Bitcoin was recently trading up 2.9% at $45,012, according to FactSet, while MicroStrategy’s stock was up 1.3% in premarket trading. The enterprise software and bitcoin play, which has said it uses bitcoin as its primary treasury asset, said it now holds 92,079 bitcoins, acquired for $2.25 billion at an average purchase price of $24,450 per bitcoin. MicroStrategy shares have tumbled 47.3% over the past three months through Monday, while bitcoin has dropped 12.8%, the SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF has declined 11.4% and the S&P 500 has gained 6.4%.
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