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

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Theriot Lyle Joseph
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Riot Blockchain, Inc. [RIOT]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Subsidiary Officer See Remarks
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O RIOT BLOCKCHAIN, INC., 202 6TH STREET, SUITE 401
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/26/2021
(Street)

CASTLE ROCK, CO 80104
4. If Amendment, Date 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
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
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

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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 Underlying Securities
(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 of Derivative Security: 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) 05/26/2021   A   9,949     (2)   (2) Common Stock 9,949 $ 0 (2) 9,949 (3) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Theriot Lyle Joseph
C/O RIOT BLOCKCHAIN, INC.
202 6TH STREET, SUITE 401
CASTLE ROCK, CO 80104
      Subsidiary Officer See Remarks  

Signatures

 /s/ Lyle Theriot   05/28/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Vested restricted stock units ("RSUs") granted under the Riot Blockchain, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, (the "Plan") covert into shares of the Issuer's Common Stock on a one-for-one basis upon settlement by the Issuer in accordance with the procedures of the Plan.
(2) On May 26, 2021, the Reporting Person was granted an award of 9,949 RSUs under the Plan pursuant to an equity award agreement between the Issuer and the Reporting Person (the "Award Agreement"). Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Award Agreement, these 9,949 RSUs are eligible to vest in four (4) equal quarterly installments following the grant date.
(3) Represents the total direct and indirect beneficial ownership of the security held by the Reporting Person immediately following the issuance reported by this Form 4.

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