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Riot Announces January 2024 Production and Operations Updates
[February 05, 2024]

Riot Announces January 2024 Production and Operations Updates


CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Feb. 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riot Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) (“Riot” or “the Company”), an industry leader in vertically integrated Bitcoin (“BTC”) mining, announces unaudited production and operations updates for January 2024.

Bitcoin Production and Operations Updates for January 2024

         
      Comparison (%) 
Metric January 2024December 2023January 2023 Month/MonthYear/Year 
Bitcoin Produced 520619740 -16%-30% 
Average Bitcoin Produced per Day16.820.023.9 -16%-30% 
Bitcoin Held1 7,6487,3626,978 4%10% 
Bitcoin Sold 212590700 -64%-70% 
Bitcoin Sales - Net Proceeds $9.5 million$25.3 million$13.7 million -62%-31% 
Average Net Price per Bitcoin Sold$44,860$42,872$19,573 5%129% 
Deployed Hash Rate1 12.4 EH/s12.4 EH/s9.3 EH/s -33% 
Deployed Miners1 112,944112,94482,656 -37% 
Power Credits2 $2.2 million4$0.0 million4$0.4 million n/a435% 
Demand Response Credits3 $1.1 million4$0.5 million4$0.5 million 98%116% 



1.   As of month-end.
2.   Power curtailment credits.
3.   Credits received from participation in ERCOT demand response programs.
4.   Unaudited, estimated.
  
   

“Riot had a strong month in January, mining 520 Bitcoin while utilizing our unique power strategy,” said Jason Les, CEO of Riot. “Texas experienced extreme cold during the month, which led to increased demand for power. During periods of high demand, Riot’s power curtailment efforts helped to stabilize the grid and generated $3.3 Million in Power and Demand Response Credits, equivalent to approximately 77 Bitcoin based on the average price of Bitcoin during the month. Riot’s unique power strategy is central to positioning us as one of the lowest cost miners, and is a key competitive advantage, alongside our unmatched balance sheet strength and vertically integrated operations, as our industry transitions through the upcoming Bitcoin halving.

“As we approach the halving, which is expected to occur in April 2024, Riot also intends to leverage our ability to obtain Bitcoin at a significant discount to its current market price by retaining a greater proportion of our monthly Bitcoin production in the near term. This is made possible by our strong liquidity profile, and will further cement our position as one of the largest holders of Bitcoin.”


Riot's Corsicana Facility

Infrastructure Update

Riot is currently developing Phase 1 of the Company’s second large-scale facility, the Corsicana Facility, which will add an additional 400 megawatts (“MW”) of capacity upon completion of this initial phase. Once fully developed, the Corsicana Facility will have up to 1 gigawatt in total capacity.

The 400 MW substation is expected to be energized by the end of March 2024, and the first 100 MW building, A1, will commence operations immediately thereafter. The additional buildings comprising the 400 MW Phase 1 buildout of the Corsicana Facility will be energized, and hashing will commence, in stages over the course of 2024.

Estimated Hash Rate Growth

Estimated Hash Rate Growth

Riot anticipates achieving a total self-mining hash rate capacity of 29 EH/s by the end of 2024.

In June 2023, Riot entered into a long-term purchase agreement with MicroBT, which included an initial order of 33,280 Bitcoin miners for the Corsicana Facility. Effective December 1, 2023, Riot executed a second order under the MicroBT long-term purchase agreement for an additional 66,560 Bitcoin miners, primarily for the Corsicana Facility.

Collectively, the two purchase orders will add 26 EH/s to Riot’s self-mining capacity. Deployment of these miners is expected to begin in Q1 2024 and to be completed by the second half of 2025.

Upon full deployment in 2025, Riot anticipates a total self-mining hash rate capacity of 38 EH/s.

Human Resources Update

Riot is currently recruiting for positions across the Company. Join our team in building, expanding, and securing the Bitcoin network.

Open positions are available at: https://www.riotplatforms.com/careers.

About Riot Platforms, Inc.

Riot’s (NASDAQ: RIOT) vision is to be the world’s leading Bitcoin-driven infrastructure platform.  Our mission is to positively impact the sectors, networks, and communities that we touch. We believe that the combination of an innovative spirit and strong community partnership allows the Company to achieve best-in-class execution and create successful outcomes.

Riot is a Bitcoin mining and digital infrastructure company focused on a vertically integrated strategy. The Company has data center hosting operations in central Texas, Bitcoin mining operations in central Texas, and electrical switchgear engineering and fabrication operations in Denver, Colorado.

For more information, visit www.riotplatforms.com.

Safe Harbor   
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions, and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements rely on the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “potential,” “hope,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of acquisitions, including financial and operating results, and the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations, and intentions. Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: unaudited estimates of Bitcoin production; our future hash rate growth (EH/s); the anticipated benefits, construction schedule, and costs associated with the Corsicana site expansion; our expected schedule of new miner deliveries; the impact of weather events on our operations and results; our ability to successfully deploy new miners; the variance in our mining pool rewards may negatively impact our results of Bitcoin production; megawatt (“MW”) capacity under development; we may not be able to realize the anticipated benefits from immersion-cooling; the integration of acquired businesses may not be successful, or such integration may take longer or be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than anticipated; failure to otherwise realize anticipated efficiencies and strategic and financial benefits from our acquisitions; and the impact of COVID-19 on us, our customers, or on our suppliers in connection with our estimated timelines. Detailed information regarding the factors identified by the Company’s management which they believe may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements in this press release may be found in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed under the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, as amended, and the other filings the Company makes with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that subsequently occur, or of which the Company hereafter becomes aware, except as required by law. Persons reading this press release are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

Investor Contact:
Phil McPherson
303-794-2000 ext. 110
[email protected]

Media Contact:
Alexis Brock
303-794-2000 ext. 118
[email protected]

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