Mining pools are getting ready to sell their shares, hoping to profit from the cryptocurrency boom.
The first cryptocurrency listed on CoinMarketCap, Monero, is valued at $7.8 billion.
It has gained more than $1 billion in value in the past week.
There are about 400 mining pools around the world, including some that are actively trading in the crypto space.
The market has surged since last week, when the currency hit a record of $10,958.20.
Mining pools have been selling their shares and buying back some of their own, hoping for a profit.
There is also a large market of investors willing to fund the miners, who could make up to $150 million.
There have been plenty of news stories in the last month on investors selling shares of mining pools, but it has been largely in the cryptocurrency space.
Bitcoin mining pools that have been trading on CoinmarketCap are looking to cash out of their holdings by selling their holdings of the coins.
For example, BFL Mining Pool, which has around 2.4 million shares of Monero listed on the platform, said it would be selling its 1.4 percent stake in the company, which includes Monero mining, in a $500 million deal.
BFL has also sold a stake in Bitfury, which is one of the largest mining pools.
BFS Investments has been one of a number of mining pool holders who has sold their shares in recent weeks, including an undisclosed amount of its shares.
The group also sold about a third of its shareholding in the now-closed Bitfinex exchange, according to Bloomberg News.
Coinmarketcap said it has seen a spike in trading volume of mining shares.
This is due to increased interest in the altcoin market.
According to the data from Coinmarket, about $3.8 million was bought and sold in the week ending March 6, the most recent week.
The most traded coin in the next 24 hours was Ethereum, at $11,922.71, according a CoinMarketcap tally of cryptocurrency exchanges.