Crypto Stocks Surge as Bitcoin Approaches All-Time Highs

Bitcoin topped $65,000 for the first time since November 2021 on Monday

AccessTimeIconMar 4, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. UTC
Updated Mar 8, 2024 at 10:35 p.m. UTC

U.S.-listed crypto companies showed healthy gains in pre-market trading on Monday as bitcoin {{BTC}} topped $65,000 for the first time since November 2021.

Bitcoin is up over 5% in the last 24 hours, while the CoinDesk 20 Index, a measure of the largest digital assets, has risen around 4.75%.

With the world’s largest cryptocurrency's all-time high price of just over $69,000 firmly in its sights, crypto exchange Coinbase (COIN) gained over 6% while software company MicroStrategy (MSTR), which holds more than 190,000 BTC on its balance sheet, rose around 8.2% in pre-market trading.

Among bitcoin mining companies, CleanSpark (CLSK) led the way with gains of 8%, while Marathon Digital (MARA), Iris Energy (IREN) and Riot Platforms (RIOT) advanced by 6.6%, 6.8% and 4.7%, respectively.

Edited by Parikshit Mishra.


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Jamie Crawley

Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.

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