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How much bitcoin do publicly-traded companies currently have on their balance sheets? Is the information available online? If so, where can it be found?

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    my guess is zero. in total. – Aganju Feb 7 '18 at 0:42
  • Are there any updates on this? Aganju is guessing that companies don't have any bitcoin on their balance sheets while RonJon is saying the bitcoin gets reported as cash. Is the new International Accounting Standards Board standard mentioned by ApplePie available now? With all the talk of bitcoin in the news everyday, I'd be surprised if companies don't report their bitcoin to shareholders. – user76355 May 25 '18 at 17:03
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If a public company accepts bitcoin, it would be recorded on it's balance sheet as Cash. You might be able to discover the amount by getting lists of companies that accept Btc and then looking it up in their annual (10-K) and quarterly (8-Q) reports on EDGAR (https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html).

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    accepting bitcoin would be different than owning bitcoin as a capital investment or as use in inventory in a project where the bitcoin is fuel for a computational process, and so would likely be in different places on the sheet if recorded at all. – CQM Feb 7 '18 at 2:06
  • @CQM correct. Given it's price volatility, I'm dubious that in Jan 2018 many companies own Btc as a capital investment or as use in inventory in a project. But they do accept it as payment, acting as Cash in a volatile foreign currency. – RonJohn Feb 7 '18 at 2:09
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    "If a public company accepts bitcoin, it would be recorded on it's balance sheet as Cash." Can you give a reference to verify that this is an accepted accounting practice? For instance, a business could accept chickens in payment, but surely would not list chickens as "cash". – Nate Eldredge Feb 7 '18 at 2:49
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    @RonJohn I would definitely like a source on that claim that Bitcoin would be used as cash. The International Accounting Standards Board is working on a project standard on cryptocurrencies but it is not out yet so I am unsure where you obtained this info. – ApplePie Feb 7 '18 at 12:22

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