BUZZ-Crypto stocks cheer bitcoin's longest winning steak this year

Bitcoin briefly broke above $40,000


** Bitcoin and cryptocurrency related stocks jump as bitcoin rises for the eight straight day

** Bitcoin briefly broke above $40,000 as it looked at its longest winning streak since Dec 2020

** Crypto miners Riot Blockchain and Marathon Patent Group rise about 7%, respectively

** Among China-based cos, bitcoin mining machine maker Ebang International  rises 6.1%, China-focused SO adds 5.3% and Future Fintech Group Inc up 5.2%

** Crypto-exchange Coinbase Global rises 2.7%, MicroStrategy Inc- a major bitcoin buyer - up 5.6%

** an online retailer and blockchain tech investor - rises 0.7%

(Reporting by Medha Singh) ((

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