Chip Giant Intel Owns Coinbase Shares: Report

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company appears to have purchased the shares in its Q2 ending June 26.

AccessTimeIconAug 13, 2021 at 7:03 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:40 p.m. UTC

Chipmaker Intel disclosed on Friday it owns a 3,014-share stake in the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, according to an article in the business publication Barron's.

  • The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company appears to have purchased the shares during its Q2 ending June 26, according to the story, which noted that Intel didn't report owning shares prior to then.
  • Coinbase started trading publicly via a direct listing in April. Intel could have purchased the shares before then, as Barron's noted that companies going public must only report stakes in themselves of at least 5%.
  • Based on Coinbase's share price at the time of publication, the Intel stake would amount to a little under $800,000.
  • Intel had to report the shares because it owns over $100 million in publicly traded investments, Barron's reported.
  • Coinbase reported strong second-quarter results on Tuesday, although it warned that customer activity would slow in the third quarter. 

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