Metaplanet Inc., a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed company, commits an initial investment of JPY 1 billion to Bitcoin (CRYPTO:BTC), signaling a strategic shift towards digital assets and potentially becoming "Asia's first MicroStrategy."

Supported by notable investors and venture capital firms like Sora Ventures and Morgan Creek Capital, the move emphasises blending finance with innovation.

CEO Simon Gerovich expresses enthusiasm for the bold step into the future, positioning Bitcoin as the core treasury asset for Metaplanet.

Jason Fang of Sora Ventures highlights strategic advantages for Japanese investors, enabling exposure to Bitcoin without regulatory risks or unrealised gains tax implications.

Despite its smaller market cap compared to MicroStrategy, Metaplanet's stock surged by 90% following the announcement, reflecting positive community reactions.