MicroStrategy stock was trading up more than 10% as markets opened on Wednesday, following the news announced last night that Michael Saylor will step down as CEO.
Shares in the software company – which is somewhat better known for its audacious bet on bitcoin – were trading at $307.65 at the time of writing, after closing at $284.72 on Tuesday prior to earnings.
Falling revenues were only a small part of the story as the firm shared its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday. The main event being Saylor's planned resignation.
Following the announcement during the customary earnings call, Saylor doubled down on his commitment to bitcoin, as did the firm's incoming new guard.
MicroStrategy holds more than 129,699 BTC, having recently purchased an additional 480 bitcoin worth around $10 million at an average price of $20,817.
Trading in bitcoin was relatively stable at the time of writing on Wednesday, with prices unchanged over the past hour at $23,346, according to CoinGecko – and a gain of 2% in the past 24 hours.
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