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Company of Legendary Poker Player Goes All-In on Bitcoin

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 17:59
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Alex Dovbnya
Cypherpunk Holdings just added $1.2 million worth of Bitcoin after dumping Ethereum and Monero
Company of Legendary Poker Player Goes All-In on Bitcoin
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Cypherpunk Holdings Inc, a publicly traded bank merchant that invests into crypto and blockchain stocks, has purchased an additional 72.979 BTC (~$1.2 mln), according to its Nov. 26 press release.

The company now owns a total of 276.479 BTC (~$4.6 mln) after fully liquidating its Ethereum and Monero positions.     

A poker legend is at the helm 

Toronto-based Cypherpunk Holdings is the owner of privacy-focused Wasabi Wallet and Samourai Wallet. Last year, Cypherpunk CIO Moe Adham joined the board of zkSNACKs, the firm that developed Wasabi. 

Antanas Guoga (Tony G) — a Lithuanian businessman who's known as one of the richest professional poker players in the world — serves as the company’s CEO. Guoga’s net worth is estimated to be $36 million.  

The shares of Cypherpunk Holdings are trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the flashy HODL ticker. 

In August, the firm traded C$505,000 ($388,050) of its shares through a private placement. The proceeds were used to increase its Bitcoin reserves.

The company didn’t specify why it decided to dump all of its Ethereum and Monero holdings in the press release.

Bitcoin on Brink of Surpassing Market Cap of America's Largest Bank

Bitcoin treasuries keep growing  

While Cypherpunk Holdings is, of course, is a nano cap whose market capitalization is only $6.8 mln, it now has a notable place on the steadily growing list of corporate Bitcoin treasuries.

Business intelligence company MicroStrategy — which made an audacious $425 million Bitcoin bet earlier this year — holds 38,250 BTC or 0.182 percent of the coin’s total supply.

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Meanwhile, Jack Dorsey’s payments giant Square is the largest public company to hodl Bitcoin on its balance sheet with a market cap of $96.01 billion. 

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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