FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Marleau Hubert 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Riot Blockchain, Inc. [ RIOT ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O RIOT BLOCKCHAIN, INC., 3855 AMBROSIA STREET, SUITE 301
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
1/10/2022
(Street)
CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. 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

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. 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 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(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  $0.00 (1) 1/10/2022    A     12500       (2)  (2) Common Stock  12500  $0.00 (2) 15000 (3) D   

Explanation of Responses:
(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, no par value per share, on a one-for-one basis upon settlement by the Issuer in accordance with the procedures of the Plan.
(2)  These 12,500 RSUs were awarded as compensation for the Reporting Person's service as an independent director on the Issuer's Board of Directors for the year ending December 31, 2022, as approved by the Issuer's Compensation and Human Resources Committee on January 10, 2022. These 12,500 RSUs are eligible to vest in four equal quarterly installments of 3,125 RSUs 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.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Marleau Hubert
C/O RIOT BLOCKCHAIN, INC.
3855 AMBROSIA STREET, SUITE 301
CASTLE ROCK, CO 80109
X



Signatures
/s/ Hubert Marleau 1/12/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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