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Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Records $99M Impairment In Q2 On BTC Holdings

BySamyuktha Sriram

Aug 17, 2022
Bitcoin Miner Riot Blockchain Records $99M Impairment In Q2 On BTC Holdings


Bitcoin BTC/USD miner Riot Blockchain RIOT recorded a $99.8 million impairment loss on its BTC holdings.

What Happened: Riot shares declined 6% on Tuesday after the company reported financial results for the second quarter, as per data from Benzinga Pro.

The Q2 earnings report was filed late on account of the firm needing additional time to calculate how the decrease in Bitcoin’s price and adverse macroeconomic conditions affected its financial statements.


Riot reported $72.9 million in total revenue and 1,395 BTC produced for the quarter in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.

Despite reporting a “strengthened financial position” with a 47% increase in mining revenue and 112% increase in total revenue over the same period last year, the firm recorded a net loss of $366 million in Q2 compared to a net income of $19.3 million in Q1, 2021.

“Net loss for the quarter was negatively impacted by a $349.1 million non-cash accounting impairment of goodwill, a $99.8 million non-cash accounting impairment on Bitcoin held,” Riot stated in the filing.

The Bitcoin miner also reported an unrealized loss of $4.8 million on marketable equity securities — partially offset by an increase in fair value of $60.9 million in derivative assets, an $8.6 million equipment sale and $14.4 million gain on the sale of Bitcoin.

See Also: These Public Bitcoin Miners Give Up On ‘Hodl-At-Any-Cost’ Strategy,’ Sell Heavily At ‘Fire-Sale’ Prices In June


Image and article originally from www.benzinga.com. Read the original article here.