When Microstrategy Inc. bought $425 million bitcoin in the last two months, the decision became an important stamp of institutional approval of the top crypto’s credentials as a mature, safe-haven asset. The American technology firm had just made bitcoin its primary reserve asset to hedge against fiat inflation. Now, it appears major global companies are following Microstrategy’s bitcoin strategy.
The website bitcointreasuries.org is curating bitcoin treasures held in reserve by publicly traded companies from across the world. At the time of writing, 13 companies with a combined total 598,237 BTC, or 2.85% of the total supply of 21 million BTC, are listed on the page. Here is a closer look at some of the entities.
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust — 2.14%
Grayscale Investments is, perhaps, an unsurprising pacesetter in this regard. Through its Bitcoin Trust Fund (GBTC), which owns and tracks the price of bitcoin, the New York-based firm now holds 449,596 BTC, valued at $5.1 billion currently, and representing 2.14% of the digital asset’s total circulating supply. Listed on the OTCQX market, the Trust has snapped up 70% of all newly minted bitcoin in 2020, almost doubling its portfolio in the process.
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