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Coinbase Bitcoin Treasure Trove: Insights into $25 Billion Asset Holdings

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Updated by Bary Rahma
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In Brief

  • Blockchain analytics firm Arkham Intelligence said Coinbase holds nearly 1 million Bitcoin distributed across 36 million addresses.
  • These holdings are estimated to be worth approximately $25 billion and primarily represent reserves safeguarded on behalf of its customers.
  • Coinbase also maintains substantial holdings in various altcoins, Which the SEC had labeled as securities.
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Blockchain analytical firm Arkham Intelligence revealed that Coinbase holds nearly 1 million units of Bitcoin. This means the exchange holds around 5% of all BTC, almost as much as Satoshi Nakamoto, the network founder.

In a September 22 post on X (formerly Twitter), Arkham Intelligence labeled Coinbase as the “largest Bitcoin entity in the world.”

Coinbase Holds $25 Billion in Bitcoin

Coinbase reportedly holds 948,380 BTC, estimated at $25 billion. These Bitcoin holdings primarily represent reserves safeguarded on behalf of their customers.

Arkham Intelligence identified more than 36 million deposit and holding addresses associated with Coinbase. The most substantial among these holdings, stored in a cold wallet, contains approximately 10,000 BTC.

Coinbase Bitcoin Reserves
Coinbase Crypto Holdings. Source: Arkham Intelligence

Meanwhile, the substantial BTC holdings are not surprising, considering CEO Brian Armstrong recently described it as the most influential crypto asset in the market. The firm also revealed its intention to integrate support for Bitcoin Lightning as further evidence of its commitment to the industry.

It is worth noting that Coinbase likely maintains additional wallets yet to be uncovered, indicating the possibility of even more undisclosed BTC holdings.

Considering that a significant portion of Coinbase’s customer base resides in the United States, these extensive Bitcoin reserves underscore the country’s notable cryptocurrency adoption. Moreover, some of these assets may be allocated to institutional use, as Coinbase offers services like Coinbase Custody tailored to institutional investors like Grayscale.

Coinbase holds substantial altcoins, including Ethereum, Chainlink, USDC stablecoin, Solana, and the Binance-backed BNB Coin. Cumulatively, all the assets in its holdings, including Bitcoin, are worth more than $29 billion.

However, some of its altcoin holdings have attracted regulatory scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The financial regulator had labeled Solana and several others as unregistered securities in its lawsuit against Coinbase. Besides that, the Commission alleged that the crypto exchange had violated federal securities law with its operation.

Meanwhile, Coinbase’s challenges with the SEC extend beyond tokens. The exchange has been at the forefront of advocating for regulatory clarity in the United States. The platform and its leadership have consistently spearheaded initiatives highlighting the regulatory uncertainties that crypto businesses navigate within the region.

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Oluwapelumi Adejumo
Oluwapelumi believes Bitcoin and blockchain technology have the potential to change the world for the better. He is an avid reader and began writing about crypto in 2020.