Cryptocurrency-adjacent stocks are taking a bath in conjunction with a major two-session drop in prices for bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency.Â
Shares of crypto mining firm Marathon PatentÂ (MARA) – Get ReportÂ dropped 12.6% Monday to $20.70Â after reaching a valuation of over $1 billion last week thanks to the meteoric rise of bitcoin to near $42,000 per coin.
Likewise, enterprise analytics software services provider MicroStrategyÂ (MSTR) – Get ReportÂ shares dropped 8% to $489.08Â per share Monday morning. CEO Michael Saylor announced in August that his company will be using bitcoin as its primary treasury reserve asset. Since then, the company has purchased 70,470 bitcoins that are currently valued at around $2.2 billion.Â
Last week, the total market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies rose above $1 trillion as bitcoin led a dramatic jump in valuation.Â
Bitcoin hit a record high of nearly $42,000 on Friday on continued interest in the digital currency as a hedge against inflation and an alternative to the falling dollar. The price of bitcoin has more than quadrupled in the past 12 months.
However, stocks fell on Monday as investors recalibrated their strategies amid expectations that proceedings to impeach current President Donald Trump will move forward, and as a surge in coronavirus infections continued to pummel the U.S.
At last check, bitcoin prices were down 12.6% to $30,869 per coin, giving the digital currency a market capitalization of $574 billion.Â
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