BREAKING: MicroStrategy Plans to Add $900 Million to Its Bitcoin Trove

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Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:48
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Alex Dovbnya
MicroStrategy wants to scoop up $900 million more worth of Bitcoin
BREAKING: MicroStrategy Plans to Add $900 Million to Its Bitcoin Trove
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Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy plans to issue $900 million more worth of debt to get even more Bitcoin, according to its Feb. 17 press release. It will offer convertible notes that will mature on Feb. 15, 2027:

The notes will be sold in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act").

Moreover, the company could add $150 million on top of that if its initial purchasers opt to get an additional batch of the notes.

The notes will be unsecured, senior obligations of MicroStrategy. The notes will not bear regular interest, and the principal amount of the notes will not accrete. The notes will mature on February 15, 2027, unless earlier repurchased, redeemed or converted in accordance with their terms.

As reported by U.Today, MicroStrategy initially announced that it would raise up to $650 million on Feb. 16, but it then upgraded its offering to $900 million.

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A speculative attack intensifies

With the new enormous debt offering, MicroStrategy has ramped up its speculative attack on the U.S. dollar. It bets on the diminishing value of the greenback due to growing inflation. By issuing cheap debt, it wants to hoard more and more Bitcoin, whose value has historically appreciated due to its finite supply and exponentially growing adoption.

Michael Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, is essentially a modern-day Hugo Stinnes, the so-called "inflation king" of the Weimar Republic who borrowed debt in fiat to purchase hard assets back in the 1920s.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.