Who Holds All The Bitcoin?

The companies, governments, and people below hold 1M+ BTC, acquiring more every day. Click to explore their purchase history and current holdings.

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Grayscale

534,906 BTC

About Grayscale Bitcoin Trust

Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust is a public Bitcoin fund built for investors who want Bitcoin exposure in the form of a security, without the challenges of buying, and storing BTC directly.

Accredited investors give Grayscale cash to buy Bitcoin with (or give Bitcoin directly) in exchange for Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust shares. These shares are backed by a set amount of Bitcoin, and their underlying value tracks the performance of Bitcoin less a 2% annual fee.

Grayscale's Bitcoin Trust is publicly traded under the ticker GBTC.

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Cost Basis
Fair Value
Unrealized Gain/Loss
12/31/2017
175,839
$147,737,920
$2,491,383,131
+$2,343,645,211
12/31/2018
204,277
$387,743,536
$751,622,174
+$363,878,638
9/30/2019
238,649
$650,947,803
$1,976,897,396
+$1,325,949,593
12/31/2019
261,192
$839,093,484
$1,866,217,842
+$1,027,124,358
3/31/2020
304,631
$1,223,309,388
$1,972,244,030
+$748,934,642
6/30/2020
386,723
$1,972,997,225
$3,532,364,439
+$1,559,367,214
9/30/2020
449,791
$2,685,503,451
$4,816,618,672
+$2,131,115,221

About Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund

Grayscale's Digital Large Cap fund is a public digital asset fund built for investors who want digital asset exposure in the form of a security, without the challenges of buying and storing digital assets directly.

The Digital Large Cap fund is composed of 5 assets (Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin) weighted by market cap, and re-balances quarterly. Fund shares are backed by a set amount of each digital asset, and their underlying value tracks the market-cap weighted performance of the five assets less a 3% annual fee.

Grayscale's Digital Large Cap fund is publicly traded under the ticker GDLC.

Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Cost Basis
Fair Value
Unrealized Gain/Loss
6/30/2018
978
$8,313,058
$6,186,260
-$2,126,798
6/30/2019
1,545
$11,456,497
$17,362,215
+$5,905,718
9/30/2019
1,567
N/A
$12,637,980.4
N/A
6/30/2020
2,891
$22,059,705
$26,406,229
+$4,346,524
9/30/2020
6,268
$57,600,334
$67,117,464
+9,517,130

Block.One

140,000 BTC

About Block.One

Block.one is a software firm specializing in high-performance blockchain technologies. From June 2017 to June 2018, they raised $4 billion of Ether in an ICO to fund development of their EOSIO network.

A March 19, 2019 shareholder email sent by Block.One CEO Brendan Blumer (obtained by Bloomberg), revealed that the company holds as much as 140,000 BTC in their corporate treasury.

Block.One is a private company, and has not made any public statements about their Bitcoin holdings.

Block.One Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Purchase Price
Change in BTC Position
Average Cost Per BTC
3/19/2019
140,000
N/A
+140,000
N/A

Wrapped BTC

124,503 BTC

About Wrapped BTC

Wrapped BTC (WBTC) is a joint initiative by BitGo, Kyber Network, Ren (formerly Republic Protocol), and other partners, to bring Bitcoin’s liquidity to Ethereum. WBTC is backed 1:1 with Bitcoin deposits held custodied by BitGo, and trades as an ERC-20 token on Ethereum.

WBTC was first announced on October 26, 2018, and has grown to become one of the world's largest pools of Bitcoin deposits.

Wrapped BTC Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Position
3/31/2019
143.9
$589,050
+143.9
6/30/2019
539.6
$5,850,569
+395.7
9/30/2019
571.2
$4,730,890
+31.6
12/31/2019
591.3
$4,237,868
+20.1
3/31/2020
1,041
$6,696,108
+449.7
6/30/2020
11,137
$101,836,394
+10,096
9/30/2020
92,017
$991,239,330
+80,880

US Government

69,406.9 BTC

About the US Government

Various departments of the United States Government have held, and/or currently hold Bitcoin, primarily acquiring it through asset forfeitures in legal cases.

The first seizure of Bitcoin by the US government occurred on June 26, 2013, when the DEA seized 11.02 BTC in South Carolina from a Silk Road drug dealer.

Shortly after, in October 2013, 173,991 BTC were seized in connection with the arrest of Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road case.

Through 2014 and 2015, government officials held a number of public auctions to trade all the Silk Road Bitcoins for cash.

Government agencies continue to acquire Bitcoin through various federal criminal, civil and administrative cases.

On January 22, 2018, 3,813 BTC were sold at auction, and on February 18, 2020, 4,041.58 BTC were sold at auction.

69,370 BTC was seized on November 3, 2020, related to Silk Road.

The current Bitcoin holdings of the US Government should be viewed as conservative, it's likely that some past seizures of Bitcoin are missing.

US Government Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Position
6/26/2013
11.02
$1,087
+11.02
10/25/2013
174,002.02
$32,301,735
+173,991
7/2/2014
144,345.51
$94,012,230
-29,656.51
12/4/2014
94,345.51
$34,798,923
-50,000
3/1/2015
44,345.51
$11,558,716
-50,000
11/5/2015
0
0
-44,345.51
1/21/2018
3,813.05
$40,942,052
+3,813.05
1/22/2018
0
$0
-3,813.05
2/17/2020
4,041.58
$41,205,121
+4,041.58
2/18/2020
0
$0
-4,041.58
11/3/2020
69,370.22
$970,969,420
+69,370.22

CoinShares

66,147.8 BTC

About CoinShares

CoinShares is Europe's largest digital asset management firm. Among other financial products and services, they offer two exchange-traded Bitcoin funds: the 'Bitcoin Tracker One', and the 'Bitcoin Tracker Euro'.

Both funds are backed by a set amount of Bitcoin, which CoinShares purchases using money received through the sale of shares. Fund shares have an underlying value that tracks the performance of Bitcoin less a 2.5% annual fee.

CoinShares exchange-traded funds are listed on First North segment of Nasdaq Nordic and the Nordic Growth Market in Sweden and Boerse Stuttgart in Germany.

CoinShares Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Position
6/14/2016
19,313.7
$13,228,899.72
+19,313.7
6/30/2016
19,916.8
$13,429,518.14
+603.1
9/30/2016
19,660.4
$11,970,640.19
-256.4
12/31/2016
29,617.7
$28,698,693.94
+9,957.3
3/31/2017
36,318.7
$39,287,388.89
+6,701.0
6/30/2017
39,325.3
$96,453,547.57
+3,006.6
9/30/2017
57,732.8
$250,245,140.59
+18,407.5
12/31/2017
57,900.2
$806,056,663.70
+167.4
3/31/2018
50,109.6
$346,872,459.56
-7,790.6
6/30/2018
45,844.6
$292,284,242.02
-4,265.0
9/30/2018
52,131.7
$344,302,964.5
+6,287.1
12/31/2018
56,119.3
$206,923,091.11
+3,987.6
3/31/2019
55,342.7
$226,590,902.39
-776.6
6/30/2019
67,351.1
$730,261,864.03
+12,008.4
9/30/2019
63,034.1
$522,071,369.52
-4,317.0
12/31/2019
59,956.5
$453,042,342.22
-3,077.6
3/31/2020
61,101.6
$393,028,551.52
+1,145.1
6/30/2020
62,827.1
$574,489,279.58
+1,725.5
9/30/2020
65,810.2
$708,930,877.65
+2,983.1

MicroStrategy

38,250 BTC

About MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy is a technology company that builds business intelligence (BI) software, mobile software, and cloud-based services. In August, MicroStrategy announced a $250 million BTC purchase (followed by another $175 million purchase) to make Bitcoin the company's primary treasury reserve asset.

Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy's CEO, said the following about his firm's BTC investment:

"This investment reflects our belief that Bitcoin, as the world’s most widely-adopted cryptocurrency, is a dependable store of value and an attractive investment asset with more long-term appreciation potential than holding cash.

Since its inception over a decade ago, Bitcoin has emerged as a significant addition to the global financial system, with characteristics that are useful to both individuals and institutions.

MicroStrategy has recognized Bitcoin as a legitimate investment asset that can be superior to cash and accordingly has made Bitcoin the principal holding in its treasury reserve strategy."

MicroStrategy Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Purchase Price
Change in BTC Position
Average Cost Per BTC
8/11/2020
21,454
$250,000,000
+21,454
$11,652.83
9/14/2020
38,250
$425,000,000
+16,796
$11,111.11

Tim Draper

29,656.5 BTC

About Tim Draper

Tim Draper is an American venture capitalist and founding partner of VC firms Draper Associates and DFJ.

In July 2014, the United States Marshal Service auctioned off 29,656 BTC seized from Silk Road, and it was later revealed that Tim Draper won the auction, paying an average of $632 per Bitcoin.

In a December 2017 interview with CNBC, Draper confirmed he is still holding all his Bitcoin, but has made no further public statements about his Bitcoin holdings since then.

Tim Draper Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Purchase Price
Average Cost Per BTC
7/2/2014
29,656.5
$18,742,900
$632

Tezos Foundation

24,518 BTC

About Tezos Foundation

The Tezos Foundation is a Swiss non-profit designed to promote the Tezos protocol through grants and other capital deployment.

Bitcoin is the Tezos Foundation's largest treasury reserve asset, valued at 37% of all assets in Q2 2020.

Tezos Foundation Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Holdings
7/31/2019
39,552.4
$397,857,146
+39,552
1/31/2020
31,846.9
$298,000,000
-7,706
7/31/2020
24,518.0
$278,000,000
-7,329

Michael Saylor

17,732 BTC

About Michael Saylor

Michael J. Saylor is the co-founder and CEO of MicroStrategy, a publicly traded software company he started in 1989.

In October 2020 Michael Saylor tweeted that he owns 17,732 BTC, purchased for an average price of $9,882 per Bitcoin.

This purchase likely occurred in early 2020, as Saylor said his Bitcoins were purchased before he advised MicroStrategy to consider a Bitcoin position.

Michael Saylor Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Purchase Price
Average Cost Per BTC
10/28/2020
17,732
$175,227,624
$9,882

Galaxy Digital Holdings

16,402 BTC

About Galaxy Digital Holdings

Galaxy Digital is a diversified merchant bank dedicated to the digital assets and blockchain technology industry. It currently operates four distinct business lines, which include: Trading, Asset Management, Principal Investing, and Investment Banking.

Galaxy Digital actively manages its digital asset portfolio, which includes their Bitcoin holdings. They trade digital assets in active markets with the intent to resell in the near future, generating a profit from the fluctuations in prices or margins.

Galaxy Digital Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Cost Basis
Fair Value
Unrealized Gain/Loss
1/9/2018
5,902
$89,540,044
$89,540,044
LP Inception
3/31/2018
4,272
$30,214,542
$29,790,970
-$423,572
6/30/2018
5,675
$37,311,052
$36,155,545
-$1,155,507
9/30/2018
9,217
$54,118,387
$61,095,218
+$6,976,831
12/31/2018
9,724
$33,444,523
$36,392,259
+$2,947,736
3/31/2019
13,472
$55,409,826
$55,297,410
-$112,416
6/30/2019
11,292
$111,408,124
$122,800,654
+$11,392,530
9/30/2019
12,838
$124,588,080
$106,461,434
-$18,126,646
12/31/2019
11,318
N/A
$81,288,804
N/A
3/31/2020
10,092
N/A
$64,981,650
N/A
6/30/2020
14,651
N/A
$133,882,895
N/A
9/30/2020
16,402
N/A
$176,431,128
N/A

3iQ

13,771.1 BTC

About 3iQ

3iQ is a Canadian investment fund manager that offers investors exposure to digital assets in the form of a security, without the challenges of buying, and storing digital assets directly.

3iQ's largest fund, 'The Bitcoin Fund', is publicly traded, and the underlying value of each share tracks the performance of Bitcoin less a 1.95% annual fee.

The Bitcoin Fund trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under tickers QBTC and QBTC.U.

3iQ Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Holdings
3/31/2020
1,366.3
$8,788,633
+1,366.3
4/30/2020
1,885.2
$16,689,184
+518.9
5/31/2020
6,335.7
$59,829,276
+4,450.5
6/30/2020
7,377.2
$67,333,232
+1,041.5
7/31/2020
7,377.2
$79,432,681
+0
8/31/2020
7,613.3
$89,236,649
+236.0
9/30/2020
8,002.29
$87,759,038
+389.0
10/31/2020
8,930.2
$121,616,301
+927.9

Stone Ridge Holdings

10,000 BTC

About Stone Ridge Holdings

Stone Ridge Holdings is an asset management firm based in New York managing a portfolio of over $10 billion.

On October 13th, as part of a fundraising announcement for Stone Ridge subsidiary NYDIG, Stone Ridge Holdings revealed a purchase of "more than 10,000 BTC" as part of their treasury reserve strategy. The purchase was executed by and is custodied at NYDIG.

Stone Ridge Holdings is a private company, and is not required to share any updates or changes to their BTC holdings.

Stone Ridge Holdings Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Holdings
10/13/2020
10,000
$114,349,700
+10,000

ETC Group

8,206 BTC

About ETC Group

ETC Group is a European investment firm that operates a publicly traded Bitcoin fund. The underlying value of each share tracks the performance of Bitcoin less a 2% annual fee.

ETC Group's fund is backed by bitcoin and trades on Deutsche Börse XETRA under the ticker BTCE.

ETC Group Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Holdings
8/12/2020
4,233.1
$49,000,000
+4,233.1
11/6/2020
6,402.5
$100,000,000
+2,169.4

Square

4,709 BTC

About Square

Square is an American financial services and mobile payment company led by CEO Jack Dorsey, a long-time Bitcoin advocate.

In 2018, Square launched a Bitcoin buying feature within their Cash App product, and in 2020 they first added Bitcoin to their company balance sheet as a treasury reserve asset.

Below is an excerpt from Square's Bitcoin Investment Whitepaper, explaining why Square bought Bitcoin:

"Given the rapid evolution of cryptocurrency and unprecedented uncertainty from a macroeconomic and currency regime perspective, we believe now is the right time for us to expand our largely USD-denominated balance sheet and make a meaningful investment in bitcoin.

We view bitcoin as an instrument of global economic empowerment; it is a way for individuals around the world to participate in a global monetary system and secure their own financial future. This investment is an important step in furthering our mission."

Square Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Purchase Price
Change in BTC Position
Average Cost Per BTC
10/7/2020
4,709
$50,000,000
+4,709
$10,617.96

Hut 8 Mining

2,851 BTC

About Hut 8 Mining

Hut 8 Mining is a publicly traded Bitcoin mining and blockchain infrastructure company based in Toronto, Canada.

They currently run their Bitcoin mining operations out of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Drumheller, Alberta.

Hut 8 Mining trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under ticker HUT.

Hut 8 Mining Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Position
12/31/2017
62
$863,131
+62
3/31/2018
891
$6,167,751
+829
6/30/2018
1,663
$10,602,523
+772
9/30/2018
3,094
$20,434,292
+1,431
12/31/2018
3,035
$11,190,652
-59
3/31/2019
2,615
$10,706,646
-420
6/30/2019
3,250
$35,238,515
+635
9/30/2019
3,496
$28,955,165
+246
12/31/2019
2,923
$20,950,310
-573
3/31/2020
2,989
$19,226,383
+66
6/30/2020
2,954
$27,011,287
+45
9/30/2020
2,851
$30,711,969
-103

21Shares

2,494 BTC

About 21Shares

21Shares is a Swiss technology and finance company. They list a number of exchange‑traded products for investors looking for digital asset exposure in Switzerland and worldwide.

Five of their exchange-traded products are backed by a set amount of bitcoin, and they trade on various European exchanges.

21Shares Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Holdings
12/31/2018
744.85
$2,746,411
+744.85
6/30/2019
887.73
$9,625,358
+142.88
12/31/2019
1,326
$9,503,972
+438.27

Riot Blockchain

1,175 BTC

About Riot Blockchain

Riot Blockchain is a publicly-traded company specializing in Bitcoin mining. Riot runs a Bitcoin mining operation in Wassena, NY, and has an equity stake in a portfolio of blockchain-related companies.

On January 22, 2018, Riot Blockchain won a block of 500 BTC auctioned off by the USMS. Since then, Riot has continued to hold Bitcoin on their balance sheet, which is primarily acquired from their mining operations.

Riot Blockchain Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Position
1/1/2018
8
$107,717
+8
1/22/2018
500
$5,625,000
+500
3/31/2018
615.2
$4,258,669
+115.2
6/30/2018
766.9
$4,889,318
+151.7
9/30/2018
259.7
$1,715,309
-507.2
12/31/2018
164
$604,700
-95.7
12/31/2019
514
$3,684,043
+350
3/31/2020
821
$5,280,984
+307
6/30/2020
1,053
$9,628,600
+232
9/30/2020
1,175
$12,657,511
+122

Ontario Government

281.41 BTC

About the Ontario Government

The Ontario Government primarily acquires Bitcoin through asset forfeitures in legal cases.

Their largest seizure of Bitcoin occurred in 2015, when Toronto Police seized 288 BTC. On April 3, 2019, it was ruled that 281.41 BTC of the 288 BTC must be forfeited to the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.

The Ontario Government has not made a public statement about changes in their Bitcoin holdings since then.

Ontario Government Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Change in BTC Holdings
4/3/2019
281.41
$1,395,858
+281.41

Elon Musk

0.25 BTC

About Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the founder and CEOof SpaceX; early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder of OpenAI.

In November 2017, Elon tweeted "A friend sent me part of a BTC a few years, but I don’t know where it is".

In 2018 and 2019, Elon confirmed that his friend sent him 0.25 BTC, and he owns no other cryptocurrencies.

Elon Musk Bitcoin Holding History
Date
BTC Holdings
Fair Value
Average Cost Per BTC
11/27/2017
0.25
$2,432.68
$0
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