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Corporations Want A Lot More Bitcoin

Corporations Want A Lot More Bitcoin


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To investors,

Another public company announced this morning that they are adopting bitcoin as their treasury reserve asset. Here is the opening of their press release:

“Semler Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMLR), a pioneer in developing and marketing technology products and services to healthcare providers to combat chronic diseases, announced today that its board of directors has adopted bitcoin as its primary treasury reserve asset. In addition, Semler Scientific announced that it has purchased 581 bitcoins for an aggregate amount of $40 million, inclusive of fees and expenses.”

Why would they do this? According to the Chairman of the company:

“Our bitcoin treasury strategy and purchase of bitcoin underscore our belief that bitcoin is a reliable store of value and a compelling investment. Bitcoin is now a major asset class with more than $1 trillion of market value. We believe it has unique characteristics as a scarce and finite asset that can serve as a reasonable inflation hedge and safe haven amid global instability. We also believe its digital, architectural resilience makes it preferable to gold, which has a market value of approximately 10 times that of bitcoin. Given the gap in value between gold and bitcoin, we believe that bitcoin has the potential to generate outsize returns as it gains increasing acceptance as digital gold.

Furthermore, we are energized by the growing global acceptance and 'institutionalization' of bitcoin -- reflected most recently by the Securities and Exchange Commission's January 2024 approval of 11 bitcoin exchange-traded funds. These funds have reported more than $13 billion of net inflows, with investments from nearly 1,000 institutions, including global banks, pensions, endowments and registered investment advisors. It is estimated that more than 10% of all bitcoins are now held by institutions.”

The Semler Scientific announcement comes on the same day that Metaplanet, a Japan-based company pursuing the Microstrategy bitcoin playbook, announced they received board approval to purchase more bitcoin for their balance sheet.


When one company does something, it is a dot. When two do something, it is a line. When three companies do something, it is a trend.

There are at least five publicly-traded non-crypto companies that I know of that are using bitcoin as a treasury asset. This is on top of the many crypto-related companies that are also holding bitcoin on their balance sheet.

I don’t anticipate that every company is going to put bitcoin on their balance sheet. But I do think we will see many more companies pursue the strategy in the coming months. Bitcoin has shown itself to be a superior asset to store value long-term.

The institutional adoption, coupled with the recent regulatory approval, is only going to green light even more executives to consider this option.

Bitcoin is the only asset in the world where retail investors were able to front-run the institutions and corporations. But the corporations are not going to watch this pass them by. Capitalism is an incredible system of incentives, so we know the outcome of actions by simply looking at the incentives that bitcoin provides — protect your hard-earned economic value over the long-term regardless of what the fiat currency debasement rate is.

There may be no greater pitch to corporate America. While everyone thought bitcoin was going to be a high-risk asset, it turned out to be the risk-mitigation tool for the suits.

What a beautiful thing to see. Hope you all have a great start to your week. I’ll talk to everyone tomorrow.

-Anthony Pompliano

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