MicroStrategy buys more than $1 billion worth of bitcoin, adding to massive holdings

MicroStrategy announced Wednesday it bought just over $1 billion worth of additional bitcoin, just days after finalizing another sale of convertible debt. The Virginia-based enterprise software company said it paid an average price of $52,765 per bitcoin, including fees and other expenses. Its acquisition of approximately 19,452 bitcoins puts MicroStrategy’s total holdings of the digital … Read more

MicroStrategy CEO says bitcoin will one day have $100 trillion market value even as price dives

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor told CNBC on Tuesday he believes bitcoin will continue appreciating in value to the point where the cryptocurrency becomes a “stabilizing influence” for the entire global financial system. He predicted, in a bold call, that bitcoin’s market value would be worth $100 trillion one day. Saylor’s comments on “Squawk Box” came … Read more

Bitcoin smashes through $51,000 to hit a new all-time high

Igor Golovniov | LightRocket | Getty Images Bitcoin continued to climb Wednesday, surging above the $51,000 level for the first time. The red-hot cryptocurrency hit a fresh record price of $51,715 at around 4:50 a.m. ET, according to data from Coin Metrics. It was last trading over 5% higher at $51,222. Bitcoin was created in … Read more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: IBM, Sierra Wireless, Intuitive Surgical & more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: IBM (IBM) – IBM reported quarterly profit of $2.07 per share, beating the $1.79 a share consensus estimate. Revenue missed Wall Street forecasts, however, as software sales posted a decline as pandemic-induced uncertainty kept some customers from striking long-term deals. The shares dropped … Read more