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Following massive BTC purchase announcement, MicroStrategy says it may sell up to $1B in stock

The firm said it intended to use the proceeds from the offering “for general corporate purposes, including the acquisition of Bitcoin.”

The same day business intelligence firm MicroStrategy announced it would use $488 million from the proceeds of a private offering sale to buy Bitcoin, the company said it may also sell up to $1 billion of its stock for the same reason.

In a Monday S-3 filing for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, MicroStrategy said it would be launching an “at the market” securities offering which would allow it to sell up to $1 billion of its Class A Common stock over time. The firm said it intended to use the proceeds from the offering “for general corporate purposes, including the acquisition of Bitcoin.”

“Bitcoin does not pay interest or other returns and so ability to generate a return on investment from the net proceeds from this offering will depend on whether there is appreciation in the value of Bitcoin following our purchases of Bitcoin with the net proceeds from this offering,” said the filing. “Future fluctuations in Bitcoin trading prices may result in our converting Bitcoin purchased with the net proceeds from this offering into cash with a value substantially below the net proceeds from this offering.”

Related: MicroStrategy could hold more than $4B in Bitcoin after latest private offering and crypto purchase

According to the SEC filing, MicroStrategy held 92,079 Bitcoin (BTC) — roughly $3.7 billion at the time of publication — as of June 4, with the company saying today it intended to purchase an additional $488 million in the cryptocurrency. The filing shows MicroStrategy purchased its existing holdings at an average BTC price of $24,450, meaning that the company has seen the value of its crypto increase by almost $1.5 billion.

Should the firm use the entirety of the $1 billion proceeds to invest in Bitcoin again, it would add roughly 25,000 coins to its coffers at the current value of $40,150. The price of the crypto asset has risen by more than 8.8% in the last 24 hours.

Scottish roofing company ASAP accepts crypto payments

Scottish roofing company crypto payments

ASAP Roofing and Building Ltd., a Scottish roofing company has unveiled that its client base, which includes pensioners, has been increasingly using Bitcoin (BTC) to pay for its services. The company started accepting crypto in 2020. Reportedly, the company now accepts multiple cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), and XRP (XRP).

The Glasgow-based company is run by 20-year-old Kaeleb Mckay and his father Cameron. The firm specializes in the roofing of industrial, commercial, and domestic buildings. Apart from this, the company takes pride in traditional build maintenance and repairs. Kaeleb noted that they chose cryptocurrencies as a means of payment because they get paid quickly.

Despite being only 20-years-old, Kaeleb disclosed that been involved in the crypto space for years. According to him, he took a keen interest in crypto as early as 2014. Proving that BTC cuts across all age groups, Kaeleb said that he did a £500-repair in November last year for a pensioner that was well into her 60s. The surprising thing was that she wanted to pay in BTC.

Crypto adoption increases despite mounting concerns

Apart from the above case, the company has received crypto payments on multiple occasions. Kaeleb disclosed that just a few weeks ago, other elderly Brits wanted to pay in crypto with one man paying £180 in ETH for an emergency roof repair.

Although ASAP Roofing and Building Ltd. saw an opportunity and seized it, UK’s financial regulators are increasingly clamping down on crypto. For instance, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cautioned UK citizens that they should be able to lose all their money if they invest in cryptocurrencies. Reiterating the concerns that global financial watchdogs have over cryptocurrencies, the FCA said cryptos are high-risk, speculative investments.

While ASAP Roofing and Building Ltd. has made headlines with its news of accepting BTC, it is not the first company in the field to embrace crypto. In January 2018, Elite Roofing, a roofing company based in Denver announced that it had started accepting BTC for its roofing services. At the time, Randy Brother, the company’s CEO, said cryptocurrencies like BTC are the way of the future.

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