Why Bitcoin- And Ethereum-Related Stocks Are Diving

Cryptocurrency-related stocks including Coinbase Global Inc COINMarathon Digital Holdings Inc MARA and Riot Blockchain Inc RIOT are trading lower Tuesday amid a sharp drop in crypto prices, led by Bitcoin BTC/USD and Ethereum ETH/USD.

Several crypto assets are trading sharply lower amid overall market weakness after the CPI inflation reading came in above average economist estimates. Tuesday's inflation data could act as a confirmation of recent indicators for the Fed and signal that another 0.75% rate hike is likely this month.

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Coinbase is the leading cryptocurrency exchange platform in the United States. Coinbase shares were down 8.66% at $75.40 at last check. 

Marathon Digital focuses on mining digital assets. The company owns cryptocurrency mining machines and a data center to mine the digital assets. The stock was down 10.5% at $12.92 at time of publication.

Riot Blockchain is focused on building, supporting and operating blockchain technologies. The stock was down 9.09% at $7.70 Tuesday morning.

$BTC, $ETH Price Action: At time of publication, Bitcoin is down 5.07% at $21,443 over the last hour, while Ethereum is down 6.67% at $1,624.

Photo: Petre Barlea from Pixabay.

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