‘Asia’s MicroStrategy’ Metaplanet smashes all other Japanese stocks

Trading in Metaplanet’s stock was halted for two straight days under Tokyo Stock Exchange rules as its shares rocketed over the last week.

Metaplanet, a Japan-based investment firm borrowing from MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin (BTC) playbook, has seen its shares rocket 158% over the last week — becoming the highest gainer among all Japanese stocks.

Metaplanet’s share price is currently 93 Japanese yen, rising 127% in the last two days. The surge caused the Tokyo Stock Exchange to activate a circuit breaker trading halt at least twice in the last week.

It is now close to breaching a $1 billion market cap ($940 million or 14.8 billion Japanese yen at current prices).

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