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Sq. doubles down on Bitcoin, investing one other $170M


Jack Dorsey’s Sq. now owns roughly 3,318 extra BTC.

Monetary providers outfit Sq. simply introduced it has picked up extra Bitcoin (BTC). 

Sq. “has bought roughly 3,318 bitcoins at an mixture buy worth of $170 million,” the corporate stated in a public assertion on Tuesday, including:

“Mixed with Sq.’s earlier buy of $50 million in bitcoin, this represents roughly 5 % of Sq.’s whole money, money equivalents and marketable securities as of December 31, 2020.”

Bitcoin has fallen considerably this week to date, dropping under the $50,000 mark after tapping a document excessive previous $58,000, primarily based on information. Based mostly on the $170 million sum Sq. swapped for about 3,318 BTC, the outfit seems to have paid a median of $51,235 per coin on its new funding.

“Aligned with the corporate’s function, Sq. believes that cryptocurrency is an instrument of financial empowerment, offering a approach for people to take part in a world financial system and safe their very own monetary future,” Sq. famous within the assertion. “The funding is a part of Sq.’s ongoing dedication to bitcoin, and the corporate plans to evaluate its mixture funding in bitcoin relative to its different investments on an ongoing foundation.”

Sq. purchased $50 million price of Bitcoin in 2020, which it introduced final fall.

Sq.’s assertion additionally included an unveiling of its 2020 monetary paperwork. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey additionally serves as CEO of Sq.. Dorsey lately donated 1 Bitcoin to a nonprofit geared toward Bitcoin technical progress.