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

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

Revealed on Might 10, Riot’s Q1 2023 monetary report said that Whinstone – an entirely owned subsidiary of Riot – has filed a petition towards Rhodium Enterprises on Might 3, alleging a breach of contract for failing to pay “sure internet hosting and repair charges beneath agreements.”

Riot seeks to get better “greater than $26 million,” plus authorized charges and different bills which might be incurred in the course of the authorized proceedings, as outlined within the report.

It was additional requested that “sure internet hosting agreements” with Rhodium are terminated and “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 had been said, Riot was clear with stakeholders, acknowledging that “the probability” of recovering the funds at this stage is unsure. It famous:

“As a result of this litigation continues to be at this early stage, we can’t fairly estimate the probability of an unfavorable consequence or the magnitude of such an consequence, 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 in the course of the first quarter of 2022.

Moreover, stakeholders had been offered reassurance within the report that Riot doesn’t 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 presently maintain our money and money equivalents at a number of banking establishments.

Riot anticipates that Bitcoin mining corporations will proceed to expertise vital challenges as a result of vital value decline of Bitcoin and “different nationwide and international macroeconomic components,” because the business noticed in 2022.

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

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