Why Bitcoin Mining Firms Thrive as BTC Surges 20% in a Month

Cryptocurrency mining companies like Marathon Digital and Phoenix saw remarkable growth amid a strong 20% monthly growth in Bitcoin.

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  • BTC’s 20% rise spurs significant gains in mining sectors.
  • Marathon Digital Holdings shares increased significantly.
  • Phoenix saw 50% growth post-IPO in Abu Dhabi.

The hype around Bitcoin Spot ETF approval is having ripple effects in the crypto industry, especially on crypto miners. Miners are surging even higher as Bitcoin experiences a notable 20% rise. 

The surge in Bitcoin’s value has catalyzed substantial growth for mining firms, as evidenced by Marathon Digital’s impressive stock performance and Phoenix’s successful IPO. 

Bitcoin’s Growth Fuels Mining Firms’ Success

The crypto mining sector recently saw remarkable growth,  largely fueled by the significant increase in Bitcoin’s value. Specifically, the price of ”digital gold” rose over 20% over the past month. This trend has benefited Bitcoin investors but boosted mining companies like Marathon Digital Holdings and Phoenix even more. 


In November 2023, Marathon Digital Holdings (MARA) reported an impressive 35.9% increase in its shares. Marathon’s rise in stock value is closely tied to its operational achievements. Over the month, Marathon reported producing 1,187 Bitcoins, contributing to 10,999 BTC mined year-to-date​​. 

On a similar trajectory, crypto miner Phoenix experienced a remarkable upswing following its successful Initial Public Offering (IPO). The company’s value soared by 50% after a $371 million IPO in Abu Dhabi.

The IPO was notably 33 times oversubscribed, with orders amounting to $12 billion, indicating a robust investor appetite for crypto mining businesses. This overwhelming response from investors clearly indicates the sector’s growing appeal and potential.

Why Miners Surged More Than Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining companies, such as Marathon Digital Holdings and Phoenix, operate in a unique financial ecosystem where their profitability is closely tied to the price of Bitcoin. The nature of their business means that while their operational costs, such as electricity and hardware, remain relatively fixed, their revenue is directly influenced by the value of the Bitcoin they mine. 


As a result, when Bitcoin’s price increases, these companies often see a disproportionate surge in profitability. This is because the additional revenue generated from the higher value of Bitcoin far exceeds any marginal increases in operational costs.

Conversely, this relationship also means that mining companies can experience amplified losses when Bitcoin’s price falls. The decrease in the value of Bitcoin directly impacts their revenue, while their fixed costs remain constant, which is exactly what happened during the 2022 market downturn. While Bitcoin miners benefit greatly in bullish markets, they also face greater risks during bearish trends. 

On the Flipside

  • Prolonged crypto market downturns can have lasting effects on mining. Such a scenario forces mining companies to reevaluate their strategies, potentially leading to downsizing and selling off assets. 
  • Mining is not the only industry that sees heightened volatility with crypto prices. For instance, crypto exchanges like Coinbase, Binance, and Kraken rely heavily on the crypto market. Their revenues are largely derived from transaction fees, which increase with higher trading volumes typically associated with Bitcoin price surges.

Why This Matters

The performance of mining companies like Marathon Digital Holdings and Phoenix acts as a barometer for the health of the cryptocurrency market. Their growth, driven by the rise in Bitcoin’s price, reflects the interconnectedness of different entities within the crypto ecosystem.

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David Marsanic

David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.