BTC miner Rhodium faces lawsuit over an alleged $26M in unpaid charges: Report


Crypto mining agency Riot Platforms – previously Riot Blockchain – is in search of to get well “greater than $26 million” in alleged unpaid charges from Texas-based Bitcoin (BTC) miner Rhodian enterprises, in accordance with its Q1 2023 report.

Revealed on Might 10, Riot’s report said that Whinstone – a completely owned subsidiary of Riot – has filed a petition towards Rhodium Enterprises on Might 3, alleging a breach of contract after failing to pay “sure internet hosting and repair charges below agreements.”

Riot seeks to get well “greater than $26 million,” plus authorized charges and different bills incurred through the authorized proceedings, as outlined within the report.

It was additional requested that “sure internet hosting agreements” with Rhodium are terminated and “that no energy credit are owed to Rhodium.”

Extract of Riot Platforms quarterly report for the interval ended March 31. Supply: SEC

Though the disclosure of unpaid charges was said, Riot supplied transparency to stakeholders by acknowledging that “the probability” of recovering the funds at this stage is unsure. It famous:

“As a result of this litigation remains to be at this early stage, we can’t fairly estimate the probability of an unfavorable final result or the magnitude of such an final result, if any.”

It was reported that Rhodium was served on Might 8, and have till Might 30 to reply.

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The report additionally emphasised Riot’s progress in mining operations, stating that it had mined “2,115 Bitcoins” (BTC), representing a rise of fifty.5% from the variety of Bitcoins mined through the first quarter of 2022.

Moreover, stakeholders have been supplied reassurance within the report that Riot does not have any affiliations with the banks which have skilled collapses in latest instances. It famous:

“We didn’t have any banking relationships with Silicon Valley Financial institution, Silvergate Financial institution, or First Republic Financial institution, and at present maintain our money and money equivalents at a number of banking establishments.

Riot anticipates that Bitcoin mining corporations will proceed to expertise important challenges as a result of important worth decline of Bitcoin and “different nationwide and international macroeconomic elements,” because the trade noticed in 2022.

It was said that given Riot’s “relative place” within the trade, “liquidity and absence of long-term debt,” it’s positioned to “profit from such consolidation.”

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