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 *
Brooks Megan M.
  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)
Chief Operating Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
C/O RIOT BLOCKCHAIN, INC., 3855 AMBROSIA STREET, SUITE 301
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
02/17/2022
(Street)

CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109
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
Common Stock 02/17/2022   M   40,000 A $ 0 (1) 109,462 (2) D  
Common Stock 02/17/2022   F   12,000 (3) D $ 19.73 97,462 (2) D  
Common Stock 02/17/2022   M   3,000 A $ 0 (1) 100,462 (2) D  
Common Stock 02/17/2022   F   900 (3) D $ 19.73 99,562 (2) D  

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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 02/17/2022   M     40,000   (4)   (4) Common Stock 40,000 $ 0 (2) 9,000 (3) D  
Restricted Stock Units $ 0 02/17/2022   M     3,000   (5)   (5) Common Stock 3,000 $ 0 (2) 6,000 (3) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Brooks Megan M.
C/O RIOT BLOCKCHAIN, INC.
3855 AMBROSIA STREET, SUITE 301
CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109
      Chief Operating Officer  

Signatures

 /s/ Megan M. Brooks   02/22/2022
**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") awarded to the Reporting Person as compensation under the Riot Blockchain, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, (the "Plan") are convertible into shares of the Issuer's common stock, no par value per share, ("Common Stock") on a one-for-one basis, subject to any net settlement permitted under the Plan, 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 transaction.
(3) Represents net settlement in connection with the conversion of vested RSUs into shares of the Issuer's Common Stock based on the price per share of the Issuer's Common Stock as of the conversion, as permitted under the Plan and approved by the Issuer's Compensation and Human Resources Committee (the "Committee").
(4) Represents the settlement by the Issuer of 40,000 vested performance-based RSUs, which vested upon the Committee's certification of the Issuer's achievement of certain of the performance objectives detailed in the August 12, 2021 performance-based equity award agreement between the Reporting Person and the Issuer.
(5) Represents the settlement by the Issuer the vested portion of the 6,000 time-based RSUs granted to the Reporting Person under the Plan on April 6, 2021, pursuant to the Reporting Person's Executive Employment Agreement with the Issuer, which vested in equal quarterly intervals following the grant date, and the 6,000 time-based RSUs granted to the Reporting Person on November 11, 2021 pursuant to an amendment to the Reporting Person's Executive Employment Agreement with the Issuer.

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