BUZZ-Cryptocurrency-focussed shares track bitcoin prices higher

Shares of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related firms rise premarket, tracking a 4.7% jump in bitcoin

  

** Shares of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related firms rise premarket, tracking a 4.7% jump in bitcoin prices

** U.S.-listed miners Riot Blockchain, Marathon Digital, Bit Digital rise between 3.5% and 4.7%

** U.S.-listed shares of Hut 8 Mining Corp HUT.O jump 5.1%

** BTC buyer and business intelligence software firm MicroStrategy Inc gains 2.9%

** Bitcoin mining machine maker Canaan Inc adds 2.6%, blockchain farm operator Bitfarms jumps 6.4%

** Crypto exchange Coinbase Global adds 2.3%

** Bitcoin prices were last at $61,095.13

** The Nasdaq crypto index, which tracks a basket of digital assets including bitcoin and ether, up 3.5%

(Reporting by Shashank Nayar in Bengaluru) ((Shashank.Nayar@thomsonreuters.com; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780; outside U.S. +91 80 6182 2256;))


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