Crypto Mining Stocks Soar as Marathon Mines Record 825 BTC in March

The price of Bitcoin has been helping mining stocks rise through March.

Crypto miner at the desert holding a red arrow pointing upwards
  • Marathon Digital’s Q1 report has highlighted several positive areas of growth.
  • The report’s timing coincides with a bullish rally for the crypto market.
  • Marathon is not the only mining company benefiting from favorable market conditions.

Crypto mining growth often mirrors market conditions, with profitability increasing as the price of coins rise. The increase in the price of Bitcoin over the last month has been reflected in successes for major mining companies.

Marathon Digital Holdings released its Q1 report with some very pleasing figures. But the increase in its mining production and Bitcoin holding also comes when its stock price has been rising alongside rival Riot Platforms. 

A Big Quarter for Marathon

Marathon Digital reported it had mined a record-breaking 825 BTC in March, representing a 21% increase from the prior month. The company also said it produced 2,195 BTC throughout the first quarter — marking a 74% increase compared to Q1 of 2022.


All this accumulation means that Marathon holds a total of 11,466 BTC in unrestricted BTC holdings and $124.9 million in unrestricted cash and cash equivalents.

Marathon Digital’s CEO, Fred Thiel, commented on the quarterly results, stating optimistically:

“Given the operational and financial improvements we made during the first quarter, we remain optimistic that we can achieve our primary growth targets and establish Marathon as one of the largest and most energy-efficient Bitcoin mining operations globally.”

Thiel will also feel bolstered by the current market conditions, which have mirrored the company’s stock performance in the last month. 

A Big Quarter for Mining

Such a positive Q1 report also comes off the back of a growing stock price for Marathon. Since March 10, the price of Marathon stock has grown from $5.33 to a high of $8.87 on March 21. Unsurprisingly, the price of Bitcoin across that same period saw the coin rise from $19,662 to $28,500.


Rising Bitcoin prices also bolstered another mining company – Riot Platform. Its stock price moved from $5.28 to a high of $10.00 on March 31.

Interestingly, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty level rose 7.56% on March 24, hitting an all-time high along with the network’s hash rate, showing miners have happily applied more computing power to profit from rising prices.

On the Flipside

  • Bitcoin mining has been at the forefront of environmental concerns lately, with a Greenpeace-commissioned artwork meant to highlight the negative aspects. However, the piece’s artist had a change of stance after looking deeper into Proof-of-Work. 

Why You Should Care

Mining is an important marker for the health and security of the network. If there is positivity and incentivization to mine Bitcoin, the network will gain additional security. 

Read more about Nvidia’s stance on Bitcoin mining:
Nvidia CTO Deems Crypto Useless While Advocating for ChatGPT AI.

Read more about how Law firms are staffing up in response to regulatory scrutiny in the U.S.:
U.S. Regulatory Crackdown Forces Law Firms to Staff Up on Crypto Experts.

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Darryn Pollock

Darryn Pollock is a South African-born, UK-based journalist and content writer for DailyCoin with a focus on regulation and legislation revolving around the cryptocurrency space. He has covered the evolving crypto regulatory space, and examined how the US has approached law-making to offer protection in the growth of innovation. Darryn values traditional journalistic principles of truth, accuracy, independence, fairness, and impartiality, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Law from Rhodes University in South Africa.