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$72 Billion: Here's How Much Bitcoin Tesla, MicroStrategy and Private Companies Own

Fri, 12/31/2021 - 11:12
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Arman Shirinyan
Here's how much Bitcoin some countries and companies own these days
$72 Billion: Here's How Much Bitcoin Tesla, MicroStrategy and Private Companies Own
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Tesla, MicroStrategy, Grayscale and other private companies own a total of $44.8 billion, according to buybitcoinworldwide. The total holdings of Bitcoin, including private entities and funds, stay at almost $73 billion. The largest holders are exchange-traded funds.

Public Bitcoin owners

The largest entity that owns Bitcoin still remains the MicroStrategy company that recently bought an additional $94 million worth of Bitcoin, with the majority of their holdings totaling 124,000 BTC.

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The second-largest cryptocurrency holder in the industry is Tesla, with almost 43,000 Bitcoins on its balance sheet. The top three companies owning Bitcoin on their balance sheets are all U.S.-based companies. The only European company near the top is Germany-based Bitcoin Group SE, with $200 million worth of BTC owned by the company.

Countries that own Bitcoin

In addition to private and public companies, there are five countries owning a total of 263,000 Bitcoins. The biggest holder remains Bulgaria, with $10 billion worth of BTC. Ukraine is in second place with 46,000 coins.

Bitcoin holdings
Source: buybitcoinworldwide

The majority of countries that own Bitcoin did not buy it specifically for investing or redistributing their funds. Instead, the listed funds have been confiscated from criminals, who quite often utilize cryptocurrency for illegal activities.

Private BTC owners

Among private companies, Blockone remains the biggest Bitcoin holder, with 140,000 coins listed on their sheets. Tezos, the company in second place, remains 122,000 coins away from first place.

In total, various companies and even countries own 1.5 million coins on their balance sheets as of the end of 2021.

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Arman Shirinyan is a trader, crypto enthusiast and SMM expert with more than four years of experience.

Arman strongly believes that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain will be of constant use in the future. Currently, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of crypto projects and technical analysis of cryptocurrency trading pairs.