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Bitcoin: MicroStrategy Eclipsed by an Elusive Giant!

Tue 24 Oct 2023 ▪ 4 min of reading ▪ by Evans S.
Getting informed Invest

MicroStrategy, long seen as a Bitcoin stalwart, is actually eclipsed by an elusive player, Block.One. But who is this giant lurking in the shadows?

Bitcoin and Microstrategy

A Clash of Titans

The latest revelations have brought an unexpected turn of events to light: Block.One, the architect behind the EOS network, reportedly owns 164,000 Bitcoins, surpassing MicroStrategy with its 158,245 BTC.

The story behind this meteoric rise is intriguing. Block.One raised $4.4 billion during the sale of EOS tokens between 2017 and 2018, marking history with the largest Initial Coin Offering (ICO) ever conducted.

However, this ICO has become a constant source of controversy. A study led by John Griffin, a finance professor at the University of Texas, uncovered irregularities in the form of “suspicious trades” during this ICO. Allegations suggest that manipulations played a decisive role in determining the EOS token’s price.

The Question of Transparency: MicroStrategy vs. Block.One

MicroStrategy, as a publicly traded company, is subject to strict financial disclosure rules. Every Bitcoin transaction and decision is scrutinized and analyzed, making its operations widely transparent to the public.

Block.One, on the other hand, enjoys the luxury of opacity. As a private company, its movements remain mysterious, its intentions undisclosed. This lack of transparency fuels debates and piques growing curiosity within the crypto community.

This dichotomy between transparency and discretion highlights the unique challenges faced by companies operating in the cryptocurrency world. While some prioritize clarity, others choose to operate in the shadows.

The Global Landscape of Bitcoin Holders: Where Do Other Players Stand?

The Block.One-MicroStrategy rivalry is just the tip of the iceberg. Many major players shape the Bitcoin landscape. MT GOX, for example, holds 141,686 BTC, while Ukraine proudly displays its 46,351 BTC.

Tether, another force to be reckoned with, holds 54,998 BTC. The United States, with its 41,491 BTC, also demonstrates its growing influence. However, as reported by bitcointreasurys, Grayscale reigns supreme, with a massive 624,947 BTC.

These figures, beyond their magnitude, underline the complexity and diversity of the Bitcoin sector. They remind us that while titans like MicroStrategy and Block.One dominate the headlines, a multitude of other actors wield significant influence.

Block.One’s rise reminds us of the volatility and intrigue inherent in the world of Bitcoin. While Bitcoin offers freedom and autonomy, it is essential to understand the forces shaping it. With Block.One as a new major player, what other revelations does the Bitcoin world hold for us? The road ahead looks winding and full of surprises. Meanwhile, a developer reveals a major flaw.

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Evans S. avatar
Evans S.

Fasciné par le bitcoin depuis 2017, Evariste n'a cessé de se documenter sur le sujet. Si son premier intérêt s'est porté sur le trading, il essaie désormais activement d’appréhender toutes les avancées centrées sur les cryptomonnaies. En tant que rédacteur, il aspire à fournir en permanence un travail de haute qualité qui reflète l'état du secteur dans son ensemble.

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