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

Crypto mining agency Riot Platforms – previously Riot Blockchain – has taken authorized motion towards Texas-based Bitcoin (BTC) miner, Rhodium Enterprises, in an effort to get better “greater than $26 million” in alleged unpaid mining facility charges.

Based on Riot Platform’s Q1 2023 monetary report revealed on Might 10, Rhodium Enterprises allegedly breached its contract with Riot by failing to pay internet hosting and repair charges related to the usage of Whinstone’s Bitcoin mining amenities, a completely owned subsidiary of Riot.

A petition was filed towards Rhodium Enterprises on Might 2 within the District Courtroom of Milam County in Texas, searching for to get better “greater than $26 million,” in addition to reimbursement for authorized charges incurred in the course of the authorized proceedings.

Riot additional requested that “sure internet hosting agreements” are terminated and proposed that it’s exempt from repaying any excellent energy credit to Rhodium.

Extract of Riot Platforms quarterly report for the interval ended March 31. Supply: SEC

It was acknowledged that estimating “the chance” of recovering the unpaid charges at this stage is unsure. It famous:

“As a result of this litigation remains to be at this early stage, we can’t moderately estimate the chance of an unfavorable end result or the magnitude of such an end result, if any.”

Rhodium was served on Might 8, and have a deadline to reply by Might 30, in accordance with the report.

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In the meantime, Riot stating that it had mined “2,115 Bitcoins” in Q1 2023, a rise of fifty.5% in comparison with Q1 2022.

It was additional famous that Riot did not have any affiliations with the banks which have skilled collapses in current occasions. It famous:

“We didn’t have any banking relationships with Silicon Valley Financial institution, Silvergate Financial institution, or First Republic Financial institution, and at the moment maintain our money and money equivalents at a number of banking establishments.

Riot anticipates that crypto mining corporations will proceed to expertise challenges in 2023 as a result of “important worth decline of Bitcoin” and “different nationwide and world macroeconomic elements.”

It was acknowledged that Riot’s “relative place” within the trade, in addition to its “liquidity and absence of long-term debt,” makes it nicely positioned to “profit from such consolidation.”

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