Shares of cryptocurrency mining companies soared in early Monday morning trading as bitcoin staged a rally to a six-week high above $38,000.
Marathon Digital Holdings and Riot Blockchain both jumped 18% premarket. Crypto mining peers including Bitfarms (up 17.6%), Bit Digital(16.5%), and Hive Blockchain (16.7%) also gained. Meanwhile bitcoin leapt 15% and all other major coins were in the green.
The stocks tend to move in the same direction as bitcoin, though many of them have outperformed the cryptocurrency in 2021. Marathon and Riot have jumped 165% and 65% year-to-date, respectively. As of Monday morning, bitcoin is up roughly 30% in the same time period.