Form 4 Riot Blockchain, Inc. For: Dec 06 Filed by: D'Ambrosio Lance Varro

December 7, 2021 9:11 PM EST

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FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
D'Ambrosio Lance Varro

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O RIOT BLOCKCHAIN, INC.
202 6TH STREET, SUITE 401

(Street)
CASTLE ROCK CO 80104

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Riot Blockchain, Inc. [ RIOT ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/06/2021
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 12/06/2021   M   5,000 A $ 0 (1) 5,000 (2) D  
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 (1) 12/06/2021   M   5,000     (3)   (3) Common Stock 5,000 $ 0 (1) 7,500 (2) D  
Explanation of Responses:
1. Vested restricted stock units ("RSUs") granted under the Riot Blockchain, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan") covert into shares of the Issuer's common stock, no par value per share, (the "Common Stock") on a one-for-one basis, subject to any net settlement permitted by the Plan and approved by the Issuer's Compensation and Human Resources Committee (the "Committee") upon settlement by the Issuer in accordance with the procedures of the Plan.
2. Represents the total direct and indirect ownership of the indicated security held by the Reporting Person immediately following the reported ansaction.
3. The conversion of 5,000 vested RSUs reported in Table II relates to the settlement by the Issuer of the vested portion of the 12,500 RSUs granted under the Plan to the Reporting Person on May 28, 2021. Of the 12,500 RSUs awarded to the Reporting Person, 2,500 RSUs vested immediately as of the grant date, with the remaining 10,000 RSUs eligible to vest in four quarterly installments after the grant date.
/s/ Lance D'Ambrosio 12/07/2021
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