Bitcoin maximalist Michael Saylor has introduced that he will step down as the chief executive officer of MicroStrategy, the enterprise intelligence agency he helped co-found in 1989.

In a Tuesday discover on its second quarter earnings for 2022, MicroStrategy stated Saylor can be assuming the brand new function of executive chair on the firm, whereas president Phong Le will turn into CEO. The modifications are anticipated to take impact on Aug. 8.

“I believe that splitting the roles of Chairman and CEO will enable us to better pursue our two corporate strategies of acquiring and holding Bitcoin and growing our enterprise analytics software business,” stated Saylor.

Please be part of the @MicroStrategy administration crew at 5pm ET as we focus on our Q2 2022 monetary outcomes, executive transition, and reply questions on our enterprise and outlook for #EnterpriseIntelligence and #Bitcoin. $MSTR

— Michael Saylor⚡️ (@saylor) August 2, 2022

Le was MicroStrategy’s chief monetary officer from August 2015 to July 2019 earlier than combining his obligations with these as president of the corporate till May 2022, when he took on the function full time. According to MicroStrategy, Le will proceed his duties as each president and CEO “handling day-to-day execution of the company’s corporate strategies” whereas Saylor will give attention to “Bitcoin acquisition strategy and related Bitcoin advocacy initiatives” in his function as executive chair.

MicroStrategy reported it held greater than 129,699 Bitcoin (BTC) — value roughly $2 billion after contemplating the corporate’s cumulative impairment losses — as of June 30, with whole revenues for the second quarter of 2022 coming in at $122.1 million in contrast with $119.3 million within the first quarter. The enterprise intelligence agency disclosed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it had acquired 480 BTC for $10 million in June.

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Amid the market downturn in June — by which the worth of Bitcoin fell below $18,000 — Saylor stated MicroStrategy would “continue to HODL through adversity,” adding that the firm had prepared for volatility and structured its balance sheet accordingly. According to the soon-to-be former CEO, this strategy will allow MicroStrategy to post collateral even “if the price of BTC falls below $3,562” — an occasion that occurred briefly throughout the market crash in March 2020.

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Investment banking agency Jefferies reported on July 26 that it had downgraded MicroStrategy’s inventory to underperform from maintain, with a worth goal of $180. At the time of publication, MSTR shares traded at $278.26, having risen by greater than 48% within the final 30 days.


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