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MicroStrategy’s four year Bitcoin bet faces new challenges

MicroStrategy’s four year Bitcoin bet faces new challenges

MicroStrategy’s four year Bitcoin bet faces new challenges

MicroStrategy Inc, led by CEO Michael Saylor, stands at a potential turning point. It grapples with the consequences of its bold decision taken four years ago to stake the company’s future on Bitcoin. Quarterly results are expected to become more volatile following a recent accounting rule change that mandates valuing digital assets at market prices. However, BTC recorded a good 2023 to regain strength.

MicroStrategy and its bet

Under the prior accounting framework, MicroStrategy faced heavy charges when Bitcoin’s value declined However, the recently approved rule change suggests that the company must now value its Bitcoin holdings at market prices. MicroStrategy has until 2025 to implement this change.

MicroStrategy Inc (NASDAQ: MSTR) share price jumped by 6% in the last 24 hours. It is trading at an average price of $490, at the press time.

The influence of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the crypto market is complicating MicroStrategy’s plan. In the first 48 hours of trading Bitcoin ETFs in the United States, over $1 billion in BTC flowed from miner wallets to exchanges. This marks a six-year high in miner outflows, according to the Bitfinex Alpha market report citing Glassnode data.

For MicroStrategy, if it chooses to adopt the accounting rule revision in the fourth quarter, the value of Bitcoin on its balance sheet could surge by billions of dollars. This can happen due to recent purchases and Bitcoin’s nearly 60% rally during the period. However, analysts anticipate a loss of around $5.8 million when the company reports its results.

What’s next?

MicroStrategy made headlines in 2020 by becoming the first public company to allocate Bitcoin as part of its capital strategy. This move Saylor deemed essential for the company’s survival. While this strategy has been praised by digital-asset proponents. Only a handful of companies, including Tesla Inc., have followed suit.

Despite the volatility introduced by Bitcoin’s price fluctuations, investors who have placed faith in Saylor have been rewarded. MicroStrategy shares have surged over 300% since July 2020. However, the company’s position as a Bitcoin proxy faces new challenges as approximately a dozen spot Bitcoin ETFs have debuted, offering investors an alternative route to gain exposure to the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin price gained momentum as it printed a 20% gain in the last 90 days. BTC is trading at an average price of $42,857, at the press time. Its 24 hour trading volume is up by 11% to stand at $17.9 billion.

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