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These Bitcoin Mining Stocks Are up Over 280% Year-to-Date

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In Brief

  • The Bitcoin (BTC) price surge has boosted mining firms like Riot, Cipher Mining, and Hut 8 Mining with over 100% stock gains.
  • Despite high debt levels, Marathon Digital Holdings saw a 370% increase in share price, from $3.40 to $17.24.
  • Riot Platforms and Cipher Mining also recorded significant growth, despite market confidence issues and competition.
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The increase in Bitcoin’s price since the start of the year has been a boon for the stock of mining companies surviving the winter of 2022.

The stocks of several mining companies, including Canaan, Cipher Mining, Hut 8 Mining, Marathon Digital Holdings, and Riot Platforms, have recorded significant gains as the price of Bitcoin caused mining revenue to surge.

Mining Companies Stocks Surge up to 470%

After starting the year at $16,540, Bitcoin has risen 85% to $30,560, with more upside expected if the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves several Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications.

Listed on the Nasdaq in 2019, Canaan Creative’s stock is up 34.6% since the start of trading this year, rising from $1.94 on Jan. 3, 2023, to $2.84. Based in China, Canaan specializes in manufacturing mining computer hardware.

Canaan Creative's stock is up 34.6%
CAN/USD Daily Chart | Source: TradingView

Hut 8 Mining, also listed on the Nasdaq, whose mining farms run almost entirely on green energy, saw its share price increase from $0.8176 to $3.78. Earlier this year, the company announced a merger with US Bitcoin.

Hut 8 Mining saw its share price increase from $0.8176 to $3.78.
HUT/USD Daily Chart | Source: TradingView

Meanwhile, investors turned bullish on Marathon Digital Holdings this year, despite its soaring debt levels. The firm’s shares surged from $3.40 at the start of 2023 to $16.86 at press time, a staggering 370% increase.

Marathon led surge in mining stocks to date with 370%.
MARA/USD Daily Chart | Source: TradingView

In Texas, the recently-rebranded Riot Platforms has also experienced a year to remember. Having started the year laden with a crash in market confidence, the Texas mining data center‘s stock rose from $3.88 on Jan. 3 to $17.65 at press time.

RIOT/USD Daily Chart | Source: TradingView

Earlier this year, Riot Blockchain changed its name to Riot Platforms after onboarding a business that builds electrical equipment. In April, Texas lawmakers voted against a mutually beneficial agreement between mining firms and the Energy Reliability Council of Texas.

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Cipher Mining share price
CIFR/USD Daily Chart | Source: TradingView

The shares of industrial mining company Cipher Mining’s have risen from $0.6397 to $4.24 year-to-date, an increase of over 500%.

Heavily-Indebted Mining Companies Suffered in Bear Market

During the bear market of 2022 and early 2023, several mining firms, including Sydney-based Iris Energy, Greenidge Generation Holdings, and Stronghold Digital Mining, sought to shore up their balance sheet by returning or selling machines they used as borrowing collateral.

Meanwhile, Standard Chartered Bank predicted that miners would start to hoard Bitcoin if it reached $50,000 by year-end. 

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David Thomas
David Thomas graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban, South Africa, with an Honors degree in electronic engineering. He worked as an engineer for eight years, developing software for industrial processes at South African automation specialist Autotronix (Pty) Ltd., mining control systems for AngloGold Ashanti, and consumer products at Inhep Digital Security, a domestic security company wholly owned by Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy. He has experience writing software in C,...
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