Marathon Digital (NASDAQ:MARA), Silvergate Capital (NYSE:SI) and Greenidge Generation Holdings (NASDAQ:GREE) dominated the broad jump in beaten down cryptocurrency-related stocks in Tuesday afternoon trading amid a risk-on day taking hold across most asset classes.
Indeed, crypto-exposed stocks were among the worst performers in 2022, as bitcoin (BTC-USD), which accounts for around 40% of the global crypto market cap, cratered about 65%.
Bitcoin (BTC-USD) drifted up 1.7% to $16.91K at 12:47 p.m. ET, and ethereum (ETH-USD), the second-largest token that dropped nearly 70% last year, climbed 4.6% over the past day. The gains bumped up the global crypto market value by 2% to $820.7B, according to CoinMarketCap data.
Of course, crypto stocks saw upside, too, though the magnitude of the price swings were exceptional. Greenidge (GREE) took the lead, spiking 33.7%, followed by Silvergate (SI), +22%, Marathon (MARA), +21.5%, Soluna Holdings (NASDAQ:SLNH), +18.4%, Cipher Mining (NASDAQ:CIFR), +17.2%, Hut 8 Mining (NASDAQ:HUT), +15.3%, and Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ:RIOT), +14.7%.
All three major U.S. stock indices were in the green, and bonds saw further bullish momentum, as traders boost their bets that inflation may be past its peak. Commodities, which don't have a strong relationship with crypto, were the only asset class trading mostly in negative terrain.
For bitcoin (BTC-USD), Seeking Alpha contributor Ryan Wilday emphasized the importance of the token holding $16K "in order to finish the current bearish cycle."