Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Note 1.  Organization:

Nature of operations:

Riot Blockchain, Inc. (the "Company" or "Riot Blockchain") was originally organized on July 24, 2000, as a Colorado corporation.  Effective October 19, 2017, the Company's name was changed to Riot Blockchain, Inc., from Bioptix, Inc., and as of November 30, 2016, the Company's name was changed to Bioptix, Inc., from Venaxis, Inc.  Effective October 19, 2017, the Company changed its state of incorporation to Nevada from Colorado.

The Company operates a cryptocurrency mining operation, which utilizes specialized computers (also known as "miners") that generate cryptocurrency (primarily bitcoin) from the Blockchain. As of September 30, 2018, the Company owns approximately 8,000 miners. The Company acquired 1,200 miners as a result of its acquisition of Kairos Global Technology, Inc., ("Kairos") in November 2017 and in February 2018, the Company acquired 3,800 miners from Prive Technologies, Inc. (“Prive”) and 3,000 miners from Blockchain Mining Supply & Services Ltd. (“BMSS”). 

On January 2, 2018 the Company formed Digital Green Energy Corp. (Digital Green), a wholly owned subsidiary, which is seeking to identify environmentally friendly projects with large energy capacity and a cost-effective rate for energy for cryptocurrency mining operations and data center projects. Subsequent to September 30, 2018, certain activities of Digital Green were curtailed.

On February 27, 2018, Kairos entered into a lease agreement for approximately a 107,000-square foot facility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which included data center improvements. Upon the execution of the facility lease the Company began consolidating all of its miners at the data center facility. As of September 30, 2018, approximately 8,000 miners were installed and operating.

On March 26, 2018, the Company acquired 92.5% of Logical Brokerage Corp. (“Logical Brokerage”). Logical Brokerage is a futures introducing broker headquartered in Miami, Florida registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), and a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”). The Company is investigating launching a digital currency exchange and a futures brokerage operation within the United States under the name “RiotX”.