Riot Blockchain Acquires ESS MetronRiot’s position as a vertically-integrated industry leader in Bitcoin mining significantly enhanced via the acquisition of ESS Metron, a premier provider of highly-engineered electrical equipment solutionsCastle Rock, CO, Dec. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) ("Riot”, “Riot Blockchain” or the “Company") today announced that it has acquired Ferrie Franzmann Industries, LLC (d/b/a ESS Metron) (“ESS Metron”). “The successful acquisition of ESS Metron marks yet another milestone in establishing Riot as a leader in Bitcoin mining,” said Jason Les, CEO of Riot. We are thrilled to welcome the talented ESS Metron team to the Riot family and look forward to growing our future together.”“We are excited to continue the growth of ESS Metron’s business by joining Riot Blockchain,” said Stephen Howell, newly promoted CEO of ESS Metron. Riot and ESS Metron look forward to continuing the long-term relationships built over decades with ESS Metron’s customers and suppliers. About Riot Blockchain, Inc.Riot Blockchain, Inc., (NASDAQ: RIOT) focuses on mining Bitcoin, and through Whinstone, its subsidiary, hosting Bitcoin mining equipment for institutional clients.