Notes, warrants and other obligations
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Notes, Warrants and Other Obligations||
Note 10. Notes, Warrants and Other Obligations
Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Notes and Warrants
On January 28, 2019, in connection with a private financing (the “2019 Private Financing”), the Company issued the Notes, to investors (collectively, the “Investors” and each an “Investor”) for an aggregate principal amount of approximately $3.4 million, along with Warrants for the purchase of and equal value of shares of the Company’s common stock, in exchange for $3.0 million of private financing. As additional consideration for the investment, the Company issued a total of 150,000 restricted common shares to the Investors. The Notes were subject to prepayment penalties, default conditions and other terms and conditions, as set forth in the Financing Agreements (the “Financing Agreements”), as disclosed in the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 1, 2019. As additional consideration for the investment, the Company issued a total of 150,000 restricted common shares to the Investors.
The Notes were convertible into shares of the common stock of the Company at a price equal to the lower of $2.00 or 80% of the lowest volume-weighted adjusted price of shares of the Company’s common stock in the twenty trading days prior to the conversion date, subject to adjustments in certain cases as defined in the Financing Agreements. Provided, however, that according to the Notes, the cumulative shares of the Company’s common stock issuable upon conversion of the Notes cannot exceed 19.99% of the total number of the Company’s outstanding common stock as of January 28, 2019. Pursuant to the Financing Agreements between the Company and the Investors, the Company granted the Investors a security interest in its assets to secure repayment of the Notes. Further to the Financing Agreements, the Company also reserved a number of shares of its common stock equal to 300% of the total number of shares issuable upon full conversion of the Notes.
Riot Blockchain, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)
Due to the complexity and number of embedded features within the Notes and as permitted under applicable accounting guidance, the Company elected to account for the Notes and all the embedded features under the fair value option, which records the Notes at fair value rather than at historical cost, with changes in fair value recorded in the consolidated statements of operations. Direct costs and fees incurred to issue the Notes were recognized in earnings as incurred and were not deferred. On the initial measurement date of January 28, 2019, the fair value of the Notes was estimated at approximately $6.3 million. Upfront costs and fees related to items for which the fair value option was elected were approximately $0.4 million and were recorded as a component of other expenses for the year ended December 31, 2019.
In connection with the Notes, the Company entered into registration rights agreement with the Investors. The Company filed a registration statement with the SEC covering the equity rights and any other shares issuable in connection with the Notes on March 14, 2019 and the registration statement was declared effective on April 29, 2019.
During the year ended December 31, 2019, holders of the Notes issued in connection with the 2019 Private Financing, converted 100% of the Notes into 1,813,500 shares of the Company’s common stock. The aggregate fair value of the Notes converted during the year ended December 31, 2019 was $10.2 million, an increase in fair value of $3.9 million, which is reflected on the consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2019, as change in fair value of convertible note. Accordingly, having satisfied the Notes in full, the Company’s obligations under the Notes have been cancelled.
In connection with this Private Financing, the Company also issued Warrants to the Investors to acquire up to an aggregate of 1,908,144 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $1.94 per share. The Warrants are exercisable by the Investors beginning on July 29, 2019, through the fifth year anniversary of the effective date of the Private Financing; provided, however, each Investor’s beneficial ownership of the Company’s common stock may not exceed 4.99% of the total outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock without first providing sixty (60) days’ notice to the Company, and, in any event, the ownership, including beneficial ownership, of shares of the Company’s common stock by each of the Investors, shall not exceed 9.99% of the total outstanding shares of our common stock.
BMSS and Other Liabilities Settlements
On February 21, 2018, the Company completed an asset purchase under an agreement (the “BMSS Purchase Agreement”) with BMSS, to purchase the 3,000 Antminer S9 bitcoin mining machines owned by BMSS Equipment (the “BMSS Equipment”). Pursuant to the BMSS Purchase Agreement, the Company purchased the BMSS Equipment for aggregate consideration of $8.5 million. As of June 27, 2019, in connection with the BMSS agreement, the Company owed approximately $1.3 million of principal and interest and the Company and BMSS agreed to a one-time settlement payment totaling $1.0 million. The remaining $0.4 million was recorded as a gain on extinguishment of notes and interest, and included in other income in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2019.
During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company reached agreements with certain creditors to settle the amounts of outstanding liabilities at a discount. The computed value of the modifications as compared to the liability balances were recorded as other income from the gains on extinguishment of debt. The liabilities settled excluding BMSS, during the period totaled approximately $2.1 million in exchange for cash payments of $1.6 million, resulting in a gain of approximately $0.5 million recognized during the year ended December 31, 2019.
The entire disclosure for information about short-term and long-term debt arrangements, which includes amounts of borrowings under each line of credit, note payable, commercial paper issue, bonds indenture, debenture issue, own-share lending arrangements and any other contractual agreement to repay funds, and about the underlying arrangements, rationale for a classification as long-term, including repayment terms, interest rates, collateral provided, restrictions on use of assets and activities, whether or not in compliance with debt covenants, and other matters important to users of the financial statements, such as the effects of refinancing and noncompliance with debt covenants.
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