Riot Blockchain Releases April 2018 Cryptocurrency Mining Production Yield
Riot yields approximately 100 Bitcoins and 61 Bitcoin Cash for the month of April 2018
CASTLE ROCK, Colo., May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) (the "Company") announced its unaudited cryptocurrency mining production yield for the month of April 2018.
The Company produced approximately 100 Bitcoins (BTC) and 61 BCash (BCH) for the month. With regards to the Bitcoin yield, this represents an approximate 45% increase from the Company's yield released for the month of March 2018.
Riot utilized a daily average of approximately 4,065 cryptocurrency ASIC miners during April and ended the month with approximately 4,225 cryptocurrency ASIC miners deployed. The Company remains on track to have approximately 8,000 cryptocurrency ASIC miners deployed by the end of May, utilizing approximately 12MW of energy capacity.
As previously announced, the Company intends to release the monthly unaudited yield from its mining operation through June 2018 and then re-evaluate how best to continue keeping its shareholders apprised.
About Riot Blockchain
Riot Blockchain is focused on building, supporting, and operating Blockchain technologies, primarily through its cryptocurrency mining operations and other internally developed businesses, as well as joint ventures, acquisitions, and targeted investments in the sector. For more information, visit http://www.RiotBlockchain.com/.
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Released May 4, 2018