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Bitcoin Topping $11,000 Propels Crypto-Linked Stocks Higher

Felice Maranz
(Bloomberg) -- Stocks with exposure to bitcoin are rallying in pre-market trading after the cryptocurrency traded above $11,000 for the first time in 15 months.Crypto-linked securities with pre-market gains include: Grayscale Bitcoin Trust BTC, which is gaining 7.8%; Riot Blockchain Inc., which is up 4.8%, DPW Holdings Inc. which is rising 6.7%, and Marathon Patent Group, up 3.7%.Some have suggested bitcoin is benefiting from new optimism as Facebook Inc. has decided to push into cryptocurrencies with its new coin, Libra.To contact the reporter on this story: Felice Maranz in New York at fmaranz@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.net, Richard RichtmyerFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks with exposure to bitcoin are rallying in pre-market trading after the cryptocurrency traded above $11,000 for the first time in 15 months.

Crypto-linked securities with pre-market gains include: Grayscale Bitcoin Trust BTC, which is gaining 7.8%; Riot Blockchain Inc., which is up 4.8%, DPW Holdings Inc. which is rising 6.7%, and Marathon Patent Group, up 3.7%.

Some have suggested bitcoin is benefiting from new optimism as Facebook Inc. has decided to push into cryptocurrencies with its new coin, Libra.

To contact the reporter on this story: Felice Maranz in New York at fmaranz@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at clarkin4@bloomberg.net, Richard Richtmyer

For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com

©2019 Bloomberg L.P.