Riot Blockchain Announces Strategic Investment in Verady, a Blockchain Technology Company

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Riot Blockchain, Inc., (Nasdaq: RIOT) (the "Company") today announced it has made a strategic investment in Verady, LLC ("Verady"). Verady combines blockchain technology and industry thought leadership to bring accounting standards and audit services to the cryptocurrency market. Verady provides accounting, audit, and verification for blockchain based assets such as cryptocurrencies. The Company's investment in Verady will be used to further advance its technology and increase the size of its team.

Founded in 2016, Verady recently launched VeraNet, a decentralized network of financial reporting and accounting tools targeted to the needs of the cryptocurrency community. Verady follows recent investments the Company has made into Coinsquare, Tess, and its Bitcoin mining operation.

"This investment continues our commitment to building blockchain technologies," said John O'Rourke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Riot Blockchain. "With recent highs in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency valuations, there is significant market potential for blockchain and digital asset technologies. We will continue to increase our involvement and support of the blockchain ecosystem, as we ramp up our Bitcoin mining operations."

"As early movers in the crypto audit and accounting ecosystem, the investment from Riot Blockchain will enable us to enhance our services which are crucial to the adoption and growth of blockchain assets." said Kell Canty, Co-founder and CEO of Verady.

The blockchain is a decentralized and encrypted ledger that offers a secure, efficient, verifiable and permanent way of storing records and other information without the need for intermediaries. These protocols are the backbone of numerous digital cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. Blockchain protocols have a wide range of use, including processing transactions, managing medical records, verification and proof of ownership across a far-reaching spectrum of applications.

About Verady

Verady provides cryptocurrency accounting and audit technology services through VeraNet, where financial institutions, corporations, and individuals can audit, account, and report on blockchain assets. Verady believes traditional accounting systems, firms, and standards are currently lacking functionality around cryptocurrencies. VeraNet will be the bridge between cryptocurrencies and traditional financial accounting which is needed to further their acceptance and growth. For more information about Verady please visit or follow @veradyinfo on Twitter.

About Riot Blockchain

Riot Blockchain, Inc., (formerly Bioptix, Inc.) leverages its expertise and network to build and support blockchain technologies. It is establishing an Advisory Board with technical experience intending to become a leading authority and supporter of blockchain, while providing investment exposure to the rapidly growing Bitcoin and blockchain ecosystems. For more information, visit

The company continues to maintain its existing Bioptix business segment, including its royalty license stemming from an Exclusive License Agreement with Ceva Santé Animale S.A., providing an exclusive worldwide royalty-bearing license, until December 31, 2028, to develop, seek regulatory approval for and offer to sell, market, distribute, import and export luteinizing hormone and/or follicle-stimulating hormone products for cattle, equine and swine for the assistance and facilitation of reproduction.

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