09 Apr

On April 8, 2024, Metaplanet, a firm listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declared that it would accept Bitcoin as a primary treasury asset. This calculated action, which deviates significantly from conventional asset management techniques, is a turning point in the field of digital finance.

In a statement posted on the social media site X (formerly Twitter), Metaplanet disclosed that it had allocated ¥1 billion, or roughly $6.56 million, to Bitcoin, indicating that it strongly supports the top digital currency.

Strategic alliances with well-known names in the finance and cryptocurrency industries, such as Jack Liu, Mark Yusko, CEO of Morgan Creek Capital, and venture capital firm Sora Ventures, enabled Metaplanet to go into the Bitcoin market.

Sora Ventures founder Jason Fang referred to Metaplanet's move as "Asia's first MicroStrategy," noting that it reduces regulatory concerns and raises the likelihood that Japanese investors will learn about Bitcoin. As he gets ready to join the new Metaplanet board, Fang offers his support.

For those who don't know, MicroStrategy is known for being the biggest public Bitcoin holder in the world, owning over 214,000 BTC, which is estimated to be worth $15.3 billion. The Bitcoin wager made by MicroStrategy has become a model for other businesses entering the digital asset market, such as Sora Ventures. 

April 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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