MARA Stock: 7 Things to Know About Marathon Digital as It Piggybacks on the Bitcoin Pop

Time:2022-01-16 Source: 786 views Trending Copy share

Instead of news from MARA, it looks like Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) is behind the bump to the stock today. The price of BTC has jumped 2.9% over a 24-hour period as of Wednesday afternoon. That increase has Marathon Digital rising alongside it.

Let’s take a look at everything investors need to know about MARA stock as it rises higher today.
Marathon Digital is a crypto mining company that focuses on Bitcoin.

It plans to become the largest Bitcoin mining operation in North America.

The company plans to do this while also keeping energy costs low for its mining operations.

Specifically, it plans to increase Bitcoin production by improving its hash rate.

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It also wants to reduce the risk to its business by setting up contracts that protect it from declines in BTC prices.

The company also points out that MARA stock acts as a way for traders to invest in Bitcoin without holding it directly.

However, the recent stock movement shows that MARA traders will still be subject to some volatility when the price of BTC changes.

MARA is seeing a decent amount of trading today with some 10 million shares on the move as of this writing. That’s approaching the company’s daily average trading volume of about 13.5 million shares.

MARA stock is up 4% as of Wednesday afternoon.

By William White

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