MicroStrategy Incorporated will shortly be part of a major global equity index due to the striking rally in its shares. The business intelligence and software firm has its stock value, which has been increasing Year-to-Date (YTD); thus, the growth has outperformed Bitcoin’s (BTC) growth, and as a result, the MSCI World Stock Index included it. […]

MicroStrategy Incorporated will shortly be part of a major global equity index due to the striking rally in its shares. The business intelligence and software firm has its stock value, which has been increasing Year-to-Date (YTD); thus, the growth has outperformed Bitcoin’s (BTC) growth, and as a result, the MSCI World Stock Index included it.

MicroStrategy’s market performance

MicroStrategy has been among the top three largest additions to the MSCI World Stock Index, with a huge jump in its market capitalization, which makes it one of the biggest contributors to the MSCI World Stock Index. The fact that the firm is expanding its operations to another country proves that it is a strong competitor in the market and has a good strategic position. On April 26, the company MicroStrategy had about 214,000 BTC, which is worth $13.3 billion based on the current market prices.

The company’s share value has increased four times over the past year, thus outpacing Bitcoin, which has risen by 130%. This splendid growth has made MicroStrategy the leader in integrating cryptocurrency exposure into the traditional portfolio. The company’s Bitcoin strategy, which was started by chairman Michael Saylor, has been proven to be the most resilient since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MicroStrategy bridges crypto and traditional finance

The fact that MicroStrategy is included in the MSCI World Stock Index is a sign that traditional investment schemes are starting to accept cryptocurrency exposure. This is an example of the line that is part of the broad trend of the blend of digital assets with ordinary financial instruments. The large funds that are benchmarked against the MSCI gauge will soon be indirectly involved in Bitcoin trading via MicroStrategy’s huge stocks.

The way of new addition to spot crypto Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in the United States, and Hong Kong is proof of the harmony of traditional finance (TradFi) and digital assets. These ETFs are not just holding digital assets directly, and it is expected that other products, like multi-asset funds, will soon be there as well. MicroStrategy’s actions show that companies can be the mediator between the crypto world and traditional finance.

Short sellers lose big on MicroStrategy

Nevertheless, MicroStrategy has been facing some difficulties. For instance, it is being doubted by firms like Kerrisdale Capital Management, which recently went short, because of worries about the overvaluation of the stock. Nevertheless, the short sellers who are against MicroStrategy have suffered heavy losses, which were $1.92 billion as of March 2024, as S3 Partners, a well-known financial data marketplace, confirms.

MicroStrategy is searching for new business opportunities to adapt to the new market situation. At the Bitcoin For Corporations conference earlier this month, the company revealed its plans to set up a decentralized identity solution on the Bitcoin blockchain. This initiative will use ordinally based inscriptions for storing and retrieving information; thus, it is evident that MicroStrategy has entered the Web3 ecosystem.