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MARA 10Q Quarterly Report

Item 1. Financial Statements
Note 1 - Organization and Description of Business
Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Note 3 - Deposit, Property and Equipment and Intangible Assets
Note 4 - Stockholders' Equity
Note 5 - Debt, Commitments and Contingencies
Note 6 - Subsequent Events
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.
Item 5. Other Information.
Item 6. Exhibits.
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Marathon Patent Group Earnings 2020-09-30

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10-Q 1 form10-q.htm

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2020

 

or

 

[  ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from _______to______

 

MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Nevada   001-36555   01-0949984
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

1180 North Town Center Drive, Suite 100 Las Vegas, NV   89144
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 702-945-2773

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large Accelerated Filer [  ] Accelerated Filer [  ]
Non-accelerated Filer [X] Smaller Reporting Company [X]
Emerging growth company [  ]    

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock   MARA   The Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date, 51,599,792 shares of common stock are issued and outstanding as of November 6, 2020.

 

 

 

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

    Page
PART I. - FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
Item 1. Financial Statements 3
  Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2020 (unaudited) and December 31, 2019 3
  Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited) 4
  Consolidated Condensed Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited) 5
  Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 (unaudited) 6
  Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements 7
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 18
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 21
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 21
     
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION  
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 22
Item 1A Risk Factors 22
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 22
Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities 22
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 22
Item 5. Other Information 22
Item 6. Exhibits 22

 

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION

 

Unless specifically set forth to the contrary, “Marathon Patent Group, Inc.,” “we,” “us,” “our” and similar terms refer to Marathon Patent Group, Inc., a Nevada corporation, and its subsidiaries. Unless otherwise indicated, the per share information has been retroactively adjusted to reflect the one for four reverse stock split that went into effect on April 8, 2019 (the “Reverse Split”).

 

 
 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS 

 

   September 30,   December 31, 
   2020   2019 
   (Unaudited)     
ASSETS          
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents  $17,252,110   $692,963 
Digital currencies   451,889    1,141 
Deposit   13,269,670    - 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   627,552    800,024 
Total current assets   31,601,221    1,494,128 
           
Other assets:          
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and impairment charges of $7,507,970 and $6,157,786 for September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   4,682,293    3,754,969 
Right-of-use assets   224,954    297,287 
Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $189,804 and $136,422 for September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   1,020,196    1,073,578 
Total other assets   5,927,443    5,125,834 
TOTAL ASSETS  $37,528,664   $6,619,962 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities:          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses  $1,010,188   $1,238,197 
Mining servers payable   -    513,700 
Current portion of lease liability   93,197    87,959 
Warrant liability   31,500    12,849 
Total current liabilities   1,134,885    1,852,705 
Long-term liabilities          
Convertible notes payable   -    999,106 
Note payable   62,500    - 
Lease liability   44,361    120,479 
Total long-term liabilities   106,861    1,119,585 
Total liabilities   1,241,746    2,972,290 
           
Commitments and Contingencies          
           
Stockholders’ Equity:          
Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   -    - 
Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized; 38,962,432 and 8,458,781 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   3,897    846 
Additional paid-in capital   147,554,790    109,705,051 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (450,719)   (450,719)
Accumulated deficit   (110,821,050)   (105,607,506)
Total stockholders’ equity   36,286,918    3,647,672 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY  $37,528,664   $6,619,962 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part to these unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements.

 

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MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Revenues                    
Cryptocurrency mining revenue  $835,184   $321,716   $1,713,832   $908,175 
Total revenues   835,184    321,716    1,713,832    908,175 
                     
Operating costs and expenses                    
Cost of revenue   1,636,046    478,811    3,529,770    1,486,039 
Compensation and related taxes   614,604    409,609    1,908,741    1,224,900 
Consulting fees   259,563    34,000    325,688    84,000 
Professional fees   206,368    91,908    515,562    287,282 
General and administrative   112,800    115,247    311,303    359,319 
Total operating expenses   2,829,381    1,129,575    6,591,064    3,441,540 
Operating loss   (1,994,197)   (807,859)   (4,877,232)   (2,533,365)
Other income (expenses)                    
Other income   7,983    300    114,391    181,195 
Foreign exchange loss   -    -    -    (11,873)
Loss on conversion of note   -    -    (364,832)   - 
Realized gain (loss) on sale of digital currencies   11,206    (11,236)   15,466    13,208 
Change in fair value of warrant liability   (21,875)   68,551    (18,651)   (7,753)
Change in fair value of mining payable   -    -    (66,547)   - 
Interest income   2,466    8,428    4,845    30,802 
Interest expense   -    (12,591)   (20,984)   (37,363)
Total other (expenses) income   (220)   53,452    (336,312)   168,216 
Loss before income taxes  $(1,994,417)  $(754,407)  $(5,213,544)  $(2,365,149)
Income tax expense   -    -    -    - 
Net loss  $(1,994,417)  $(754,407)  $(5,213,544)  $(2,365,149)
                     
Net loss per share, basic and diluted:  $(0.06)  $(0.12)  $(0.28)  $(0.37)
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted:   31,520,736    6,372,061    18,868,967    6,353,643 
                     
Net loss  $(1,994,417)  $(754,407)  $(5,213,544)  $(2,365,149)
Other comprehensive income:                    
Unrealized gain on foreign currency translation   -    -    -    - 
Comprehensive loss attributable to Marathon Patent Group, Inc.  $(1,994,417)  $(754,407)  $(5,213,544)  $(2,365,149)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part to these unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements.

 

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MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(Unaudited)

 

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2020

 

   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
   Total
Stockholders’
 
   Number   Amount   Number   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Income (Loss)   Equity 
Balance as of June 30, 2020   -   $-    24,526,302   $2,453   $118,933,134   $(108,826,633)  $(450,719)  $9,658,235 
Stock based compensation   -    -    -    -    360,211    -    -    360,211 
Issuance of common stock, net of offering costs/At-the-market offering   -    -    6,764,742    676    21,985,300    -    -    21,985,976 
Issue common stock and warrant for cash   -    -    7,666,666    767    6,270,833    -    -    6,271,600 
Warrant exercised for cash   -    -    4,722    1    5,312    -    -    5,313 
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    (1,994,417)   -    (1,994,417)
Balance as of September 30, 2020   -   $-    38,962,432   $3,897   $147,554,790   $(110,821,050)  $(450,719)  $36,286,918 

 

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

 

                           Accumulated    
   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Additional Paid-   Accumulated   Other Comprehensive  

Total

Stockholders’

 
   Number   Amount   Number   Amount   in Capital   Deficit   Income (Loss)   Equity 
Balance as of June 30, 2019   -   $-    6,385,405   $639   $105,873,870   $(103,701,183)  $(450,719)  $1,722,607 
Stock based compensation   -    -    -    -    207,555    -    -    207,555 
Issuance of common stock, net of offering costs/At-the-market offering   -    -    41,614    4    79,813    -    -    79,817 
Common stock issued for purchase of mining servers   -    -    1,276,442    128    2,233,645    -    -    2,233,773 
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    (754,407)   -    (754,407)
Balance as of September 30, 2019   -   $-    7,703,461   $771   $108,394,883   $(104,455,590)  $(450,719)  $3,489,345 

 

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020

 

   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Additional
Paid-in
   Accumulated   Accumulated Other Comprehensive  

Total

Stockholders’

 
   Number   Amount   Number   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Loss   Equity 
Balance as of December 31, 2019   -   $-    8,458,781   $846   $109,705,051   $(105,607,506)  $(450,719)  $3,647,672 
Stock based compensation   -    -    2,745,639    275    1,031,924    -    -    1,032,199 
Issuance of common stock, net of offering costs/At-the-market offering   -    -    17,712,635    1,771    28,791,211    -    -    28,792,982 
Common stock issued for purchase of mining servers   -    -    350,250    35    171,587    -    -    171,622 
Common stock issued for note conversion   -    -    2,023,739    202    1,578,872    -    -    1,579,074 
Issue common stock and warrant for cash   -    -    7,666,666    767    6,270,833    -    -    6,271,600 
Warrant exercised for cash   -    -    4,722    1    5,312    -    -    5,313 
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    (5,213,544)   -    (5,213,544)
Balance as of September 30, 2020   -   $-    38,962,432   $3,897   $147,554,790   $(110,821,050)  $(450,719)  $36,286,918 

 

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

 

                           Accumulated    
   Preferred Stock   Common Stock   Additional Paid-   Accumulated   Other Comprehensive  

Total

Stockholders’

 
   Number   Amount   Number   Amount   in Capital   Deficit   Income (Loss)   Equity 
Balance as of December 31, 2018      -   $   -    6,379,992   $638   $105,461,396   $(102,090,441)  $(450,719)  $2,920,874 
Stock based compensation   -    -    -    -    620,030    -    -    620,030 
Par value adjustment and additional shares issued due to reverse split   -    -    5,413    1    (1)   -    -    - 
Issuance of common stock, net of offering costs/At-the-market offering   -    -    41,614    4    79,813    -    -    79,817 
Common stock issued for purchase of mining servers   -    -    1,276,442    128    2,233,645    -    -    2,233,773 
Net loss   -    -    -    -    -    (2,365,149)   -    (2,365,149)
Balance as of September 30, 2019   -   $-    7,703,461   $771   $108,394,883   $(104,455,590)  $(450,719)  $3,489,345 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part to these unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements.

 

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MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Nine Months Ended 
   September 30, 
   2020   2019 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES          
Net loss  $(5,213,544)  $(2,365,149)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation   1,797,959    412,083 
Amortization of patents and website   53,382    53,382 
Realized gain (loss) on sale of digital currencies   (15,466)   (13,208)
Change in fair value of warrant liability   18,651    7,753 
Change in fair value of mining payable   66,547    - 
Stock based compensation   1,032,199    620,030 
Amortization of right-of-use assets   72,332    67,602 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:          
Accounts receivables   -    - 
Digital currencies   (1,713,832)   (908,175)
Lease liability   (70,880)   (66,707)
Prepaid expenses and other assets   172,472    154,930 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   351,960    (163,822)
Net cash used in operating activities   (3,448,220)   (2,201,281)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES          
Sale of digital currencies   1,278,550    918,502 
Purchase of property and equipment   (3,133,908)   (5,224)
Deposit for purchase of the miners   (13,269,670)   - 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   (15,125,028)   913,278 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES          
Proceeds received on issuance of notes payable   62,500    - 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock/At-the-market offering   29,756,736    83,453 
Offering costs for the issuance of common stock/At-the-market offering   (963,754)   (3,636)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock and warrant, net   6,271,600    - 
Proceeds received on exercise of warrants   5,313    - 
Net cash provided by financing activities   35,132,395    79,817 
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   16,559,147    (1,208,186)
Cash and cash equivalents — beginning of period   692,963    2,551,171 
Cash and cash equivalents — end of period  $17,252,110   $1,342,985 
           
Supplemental schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Par value adjustment due to reverse split  $-   $1 
Common stock issued for purchase of mining servers  $171,622   $2,233,773 
Mining servers payable  $-   $1,852,477 
Reduction of share commitment for purchase of mining servers  $408,625   $- 
Common stock issued for note conversion  $1,579,074   $- 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part to these unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements.

 

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MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 1 - ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

 

Organization

 

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Nevada on February 23, 2010 under the name Verve Ventures, Inc. On December 7, 2011, the Company changed its name to American Strategic Minerals Corporation and was engaged in the business of exploration and potential development of uranium and vanadium minerals. In June 2012, the Company discontinued the minerals business and began to invest in real estate properties in Southern California. In October 2012, the Company discontinued its real estate business when the former CEO joined the firm, and the Company commenced IP licensing operations, at which time the Company’s name was changed to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. The Company purchased cryptocurrency mining machines and established a data center in Canada to mine digital assets. The Company expanded its activities in the mining of new digital assets, while at the same time harvesting the value of its remaining IP assets.

 

On September 30, 2019, the Company consummated the purchase of 6000 S-9 Bitmain 13.5 TH/s Bitcoin Antminers (“Miners”) from SelectGreen Blockchain Ltd. (the “Seller”), a British Columbia corporation, for which the purchase price was $4,086,250 or 2,335,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $1.75 per share. As a result of an exchange cap requirement imposed in conjunction with the Company’s Listing of Additional Shares application filed with Nasdaq to the transaction, the Company issued 1,276,442 shares of its common stock which represented $2,233,773 of the $4,086,250 (constituting 19.9% of the issued and outstanding shares on the date of the Asset Purchase Agreement) and upon the receipt of shareholder approval, at the Annual Shareholders Meeting to be held on November 15, 2019, the Company was authorized to issue  the balance of the 1,058,558 unregistered common stock shares. The Company issued an additional 474,808 at $0.90 per share on December 27, 2019. On March 30, 2020, the Seller agreed to amend the total number of shares to be issued which was  reduced to 2,101,500 shares and the rest of 350,250 shares were issued at $0.49 per share. There was no mining payable outstanding as of September 30, 2020.

 

On May 11, 2020, the Company purchased 700 new generation M305+ASIC Miners from MicroBT for approximately $1.3 million. The 700 miners produce 80/Th and will generate 56 PH/s (petahash) of hashing power, compared to the Company’s current S-9 production of 46 PH/s. These next generation MicroBT ASIC miners are markedly more energy efficient than our existing Bitmain models. These miners were delivered to the Company’s Hosting Facility in June and are producing Bitcoins.

 

The Company purchased 660 latest generation Bitmain S19 Pro Miners on May 12, 2020, 500 units on May 18, 2020 and an additional 500 units on June 11, 2020. These miners produce 110 TH/s and will generate 73 PH/s (petahash) of hashing power, compared to the Company’s S-9 production of 46 PH/s. The Company made the payments of approximately $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2020 and expects 660 of the 1,660 units to take delivery at its Hosting Facility in mid-August, and its hosting partner, Compute North, expects to install them within 48 hours of their arrival. The 1,000 remaining S-19 Pro Miners arrived in the 4th quarter and will produce an additional 110 PH/s increasing the Company to an aggregate Hashpower of 294 PH/s.

 

On July 29, 2020, the Company announced the purchase of 700 next generation M31S+ASIC Miners from MicroBT. The miners arrived mid-August. Additionally, 660 of the 1,660 Bitmain S-19 Pro Miners previously purchased were delivered in mid-August. The 1,000 remaining S-19 Pro Miners due to arrive in the 4th quarter will produce an additional 110 PH/s, which when installed will give the Company an aggregate Hashpower of 294 PH/s.

 

On August 13, 2020, the Company entered into a Long Term Purchase Contract with Bitmaintech PTE., LTD (“Bitmain”) for the purchase of 10,500 next generation Antminer S-19 Pro ASIC Miners. The purchase price per unit is $2,362.00 ($2,205.63 with a 6.62% discount) for a total purchase price of $24,801,000.00 (with a 6.62% discount for a discounted price of $23,159,173.80). The parties confirm that the total hashrate of the Antminers under this agreement shall not be less than 1,155,000.00TH/s.

 

The Company shall pay for the Antminers as follows:

 

  (1) Twenty percent (20%) of the total purchase price shall be paid as a nonrefundable down payment within forty-eight (48) hours of execution of the agreement.  
       
  (2) The Company shall pay the twenty percent (20%) of the total purchase price prior to September 20, 2020.  
       
  (3) The Company shall pay the ten percent (10%) of the total purchase price prior to October 10, 2020.  
       
  (4) The Company shall pay the remaining fifty percent (50%) of the total purchase price in equal monthly installments due not less than fifty-five (55) days prior to the scheduled delivery of the Product(s) as follows:  

 

  a) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the first installment of products to be shipped to the Company in January 2021.  

 

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  b) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the second installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in February 2021.  
       
  c) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the third installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in March 2021.  
       
  d) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the fourth installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in April 2021.  
       
  e) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the fifth installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in May 2021.  
       
  f) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the sixth installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in June 2021.  

 

Subject to the timely payment of the purchase price, Bitmain shall deliver products according to the following schedule: 1,500 Units on or before January 31, 2021; and 1,800 units on or before each of February 28, 2021; March 31, 2021; April 30, 2021, May 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

 

As of April 6, 2020, the Company received notice from the Nasdaq Capital Market (the “Capital Market”) that the Company has failed to maintain a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 per share of its Common Stock over the last consecutive 30 business days based upon the closing bid price for its common stock as required by Rule 5550(a)(2). However, the Rules also provide the Company a compliance period of 180 calendar days in which to regain compliance during which time it must maintain a minimum closing bid price of at least $1.00 per share for a minimum period of 10 consecutive business days, which must be completed by October 5, 2020. On April 20, 2020, the Company received a further notice from the Nasdaq Capital Market that the Company’s time to maintain a minimum closing bid price of at least $1.00 per share for a minimum period of 10 consecutive business days has been extended from October 5, 2020 to December 17, 2020. In August 2020, the Company regained compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2) as the closing bid price has been in excess of $1.00 per share for the requisite time period.

 

Liquidity and Financial Condition

 

The Company’s consolidated condensed financial statements have been prepared assuming that it will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business.

 

As disclosed in Note 4, the Company has raised cash proceeds from the sale of its common stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as follows:

 

Offering  Gross Proceeds   Offering Costs   Net Proceeds 
2019 At the Market Offering Agreement  $7.4 million   $0.3 million   $7.1 million 
2020 Follow On Offering  $6.9 million   $0.6 million   $6.3 million 
2020 At the Market Offering (ongoing)  $29.8 million   $1.0 million   $28.8 million 

 

As reflected in the consolidated condensed financial statements, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $110.6 million at September 30, 2020, a net loss of approximately $4.997 million and approximately $3.448 million net cash used in operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. As a result, the Company believes it has sufficient cash flow for operations through ____ 202_.  

 

The impact of the worldwide spread of a novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID 19”) has been and continues to be unprecedented and unpredictable, but based on the Company’s current assessment, the Company does not expect any material impact on its long-term strategic plans, operations and its liquidity due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. However, the Company is continuing to assess the effect on its operations by monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and the actions implemented to combat the virus throughout the world and its assessment of the impact of COVID-19 may change.

 

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NOTE 2 - SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated  condensed financial statements, including the accounts of the Company’s subsidiaries, Marathon Crypto Mining, Inc., Crypto Currency Patent Holding Company and Soems Acquisition Corp., have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Certain information and disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S. GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These consolidated condensed financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) which, in the opinion of management, are necessary to present fairly the financial position, the results of operations and cash flows of the Company for the periods presented. It is suggested that these consolidated condensed financial statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Use of Estimates and Assumptions

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates made by management include, but are not limited to, estimating the useful lives of patent assets and fixed assets, the assumptions used to calculate fair value of warrants and options granted, realization of long-lived assets, deferred income taxes, unrealized tax positions and the realization of digital currencies.

 

Significant Accounting Policies

 

There have been no material changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies to those previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Digital Currencies

 

Digital currencies are included in current assets in the consolidated balance sheets. Digital currencies are recorded at cost less impairment.

 

An intangible asset with an indefinite useful life is not amortized but assessed for impairment annually, or more frequently, when events or changes in circumstances occur indicating that it is more likely than not that the indefinite-lived asset is impaired. Impairment exists when the carrying amount exceeds its fair value. In testing for impairment, the Company has the option to first perform a qualitative assessment to determine whether it is more likely than not that an impairment exists. If it is determined that it is not more likely than not that an impairment exists, a quantitative impairment test is not necessary. If the Company concludes otherwise, it is required to perform a quantitative impairment test. To the extent an impairment loss is recognized, the loss establishes the new cost basis of the asset. Subsequent reversal of impairment losses is not permitted.

 

Halving – The bitcoin blockchain and the cryptocurrency reward for solving a block is subject to periodic incremental halving. Halving is a process designed to control the overall supply and reduce the risk of inflation in cryptocurrencies using a Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm. At a predetermined block, the mining reward is cut in half, hence the term “Halving”. The next halving for bitcoin occurred on May 12, 2020. Many factors influence the price of bitcoin and potential increases or decreases in prices in advance of or following a future halving is unknown.

 

The following table presents the activities of the digital currencies for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 :

 

Digital currencies at December 31, 2019  $1,141 
Additions of digital currencies   1,713,832 
Realized gain on sale of digital currencies   15,466 
Sale of digital currencies   (1,278,550)
Digital currencies at September 30, 2020  $451,889 

 

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company measures at fair value certain of its financial and non-financial assets and liabilities by using a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date, essentially an exit price, based on the highest and best use of the asset or liability. The levels of the fair value hierarchy are:

 

  Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
     
  Level 2: Observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data
     
  Level 3: Unobservable inputs for which there is little or no market data, which require the use of the reporting entity’s own assumptions.

 

The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated balance sheet for cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued expenses, approximate their estimated fair market value based on the short-term maturity of these instruments. The carrying value of notes payable and other long-term liabilities approximate fair value as the related interest rates approximate rates currently available to the Company.

 

Financial assets and liabilities are classified in their entirety within the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level of input that is significant to their fair value measurement. The Company measures the fair value of its marketable securities by taking into consideration valuations obtained from third-party pricing sources. The pricing services utilize industry standard valuation models, including both income and market-based approaches, for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly, to estimate fair value. These inputs included reported trades of and broker-dealer quotes on the same or similar securities, issuer credit spreads, benchmark securities and other observable inputs.

 

The following tables present information about the Company’s assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis and the Company’s estimated level within the fair value hierarchy of those assets and liabilities as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively :

 

   Fair value measured at September 30, 2020 
   Total carrying value at September 30,   Quoted prices in active markets   Significant other observable inputs   Significant unobservable inputs 
   2020   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Liabilities                
Warrant liability  $31,500   $-   $-   $31,500 

 

   Fair value measured at December 31, 2019 
   Total carrying value at December 31,   Quoted prices in active markets   Significant other observable inputs   Significant unobservable inputs 
   2019   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Liabilities                
Warrant liability  $12,849   $-   $-   $12,849 

 

There were no transfers between Level 1, 2 or 3 during the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

 

At September 30, 2020, the Company had an outstanding warrant liability in the amount of $31,500 associated with warrants that were issued in January 2017 and warrants issued related to the Convertible Notes issued in August and September of 2017. The following table rolls forward the fair value of the Company’s warrant liability, the fair value of which is determined by Level 3 inputs for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

 

Fair value of warrant liabilities 

 

   Fair value 
Outstanding as of December 31, 2019  $12,849 
Change in fair value of warrants   18,651 
Outstanding as of September 30, 2020  $31,500 

 

Basic and Diluted Net Loss per Share

 

Net loss per common share is calculated in accordance with ASC Topic 260: Earnings Per Share (“ASC 260”). Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. The computation of diluted net loss per share does not include dilutive common stock equivalents in the weighted average shares outstanding, as they would be anti-dilutive.

 

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Securities that could potentially dilute loss per share in the future that were not included in the computation of diluted loss per share at September 30, 2020 and 2019 are as follows   :

 

   As of September 30, 
   2020   2019 
Warrants to purchase common stock   696,167    182,191 
Options to purchase common stock   140,182    1,733,620 
Convertible notes to exchange common stock   -    312,221 
Total   836,349    2,228,032 

 

The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted loss per share:

 

   For the Three Months Ended September 30,   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Net loss attributable to common shareholders  $(1,994,417)  $(754,407)  $(5,213,544)  $(2,365,149)
                     
Denominator:                    
Weighted average common shares - basic and diluted   31,520,736    6,372,061    18,868,967    6,353,643 
                     
Loss per common share - basic and diluted  $(0.06)  $(0.12)  $(0.28)  $(0.37)

 

Sequencing

 

In connection with August 14, 2017 Convertible Note financing, the Company adopted a sequencing policy whereby all future instruments may be classified as a derivative liability with the exception of instruments related to share-based compensation issued to employees or directors. This convertible note was satisfied in full during the second quarter of 2020, therefore as of September 30, 2020, no future instruments are subject to the company sequencing policy.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (“ASU 2019-12”)”, which is intended to simplify various aspects related to accounting for income taxes. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Topic 740 and also clarifies and amends existing guidance to improve consistent application. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2020, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this standard on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

Any new accounting standards, not disclosed above, that have been issued or proposed by FASB that do not require adoption until a future date are not expected to have a material impact on the financial statements upon adoption.

 

NOTE 3 – DEPOSIT, PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

On May 11, 2020, the Company signed a Contract Addendum with Compute North, to pause and suspend services under its Colocation Agreement. This will suspend all production of Bitcoin using our S-9 miners.

 

Halving – The bitcoin blockchain and the cryptocurrency reward for solving a block is subject to periodic incremental halving. Halving is a process designed to control the overall supply and reduce the risk of inflation in cryptocurrencies using a Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm. At a predetermined block, the mining reward is cut in half, hence the term “Halving”. The next halving for bitcoin occurred on May 12, 2020. Many factors influence the price of bitcoin and potential increases or decreases in prices in advance of or following a future halving is unknown.

 

On May 11, 2020, the Company purchased 700 new generation M305+ASIC Miners from MicroBT for approximately $1.3 million. The 700 miners produce 80/Th and will generate 56 PH/s (petahash) of hashing power, compared to the Company’s current S-9 production of 46 PH/s. These next generation MicroBT ASIC miners are markedly more energy efficient than our existing Bitmain models. These miners were delivered to the Company’s Hosting Facility in June 2020 and are producing Bitcoins.

 

The Company purchased 660 latest generation Bitmain S19 Pro Miners on May 12, 2020, 500 units on May 18, 2020 and an additional 500 units on June 11, 2020. These miners produce 110 TH/s and will generate 73 PH/s (petahash) of hashing power, compared to the Company’s S-9 production of 46 PH/s. The Company made the payments of approximately $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2020 and expects 660 of the 1,660 units to take delivery at its Hosting Facility in mid-August, and its hosting partner, Compute North, expects to install them within 48 hours of their arrival. The 1,000 remaining S-19 Pro Miners arrived in the 4th quarter and will produce an additional 110 PH/s increasing the Company to an aggregate Hashpower of 294 PH/s.

 

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On July 29, 2020, the Company announced the purchase of 700 next generation M31S+ASIC Miners from MicroBT. The miners arrived mid-August. Additionally, 660 of the 1,660 Bitmain S-19 Pro Miners previously purchased were delivered in mid-August. The 1,000 remaining S-19 Pro Miners due to arrive in the 4th quarter will produce an additional 110 PH/s, which when installed will give the Company an aggregate Hashpower of 294 PH/s.

 

On August 13, 2020, the Company entered into a Long Term Purchase Contract with Bitmaintech PTE., LTD (“Bitmain”) for the purchase of 10,500 next generation Antminer S-19 Pro ASIC Miners. The purchase price per unit is $2,362.00 ($2,205.63 with a 6.62% discount) for a total purchase price of $24,801,000.00 (with a 6.62% discount for a discounted price of $23,159,173.80). The parties confirm that the total hashrate of the Antminers under this agreement shall not be less than 1,155,000.00TH/s.

 

The Company shall pay for the Antminers as follows:

 

  (1) Twenty percent (20%) of the total purchase price shall be paid as a nonrefundable down payment within forty-eight (48) hours of execution of the agreement.  
       
  (2) The Company shall pay the twenty percent (20%) of the total purchase price prior to September 20, 2020.  
       
  (3) The Company shall pay the ten percent (10%) of the total purchase price prior to October 10, 2020.  
       
  (4) The Company shall pay the remaining fifty percent (50%) of the total purchase price in equal monthly installments due not less than fifty-five (55) days prior to the scheduled delivery of the Product(s) as follows:  

 

  a) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the first installment of products to be shipped to the Company in January 2021.  
       
  b) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the second installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in February 2021.  
       
  c) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the third installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in March 2021.  
       
  d) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the fourth installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in April 2021.  
       
  e) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the fifth installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in May 2021.  
       
  f) eight-point thirty-three percent (8.33%) no later than 55 days prior to each scheduled delivery period as to the sixth installment of the products to be shipped to the Company in June 2021.  

 

Subject to the timely payment of the purchase price, Bitmain shall deliver products according to the following schedule: 1,500 Units on or before January 31, 2021; and 1,800 units on or before each of February 28, 2021; March 31, 2021; April 30, 2021, May 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

 

As of April 6, 2020, the Company received notice from the Nasdaq Capital Market (the “Capital Market”) that the Company has failed to maintain a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 per share of its Common Stock over the last consecutive 30 business days based upon the closing bid price for its common stock as required by Rule 5550(a)(2). However, the Rules also provide the Company a compliance period of 180 calendar days in which to regain compliance during which time it must maintain a minimum closing bid price of at least $1.00 per share for a minimum period of 10 consecutive business days, which must be completed by October 5, 2020. On April 20, 2020, the Company received a further notice from the Nasdaq Capital Market that the Company’s time to maintain a minimum closing bid price of at least $1.00 per share for a minimum period of 10 consecutive business days has been extended from October 5, 2020 to December 17, 2020. In August 2020, the Company regained compliance with Rule 5550(a)(2) as the closing bid price has been in excess of $1.00 per share for the requisite time period.  

 

As of September 30, 2020, approximately $13.27   million cash paid for Miners was recorded as a deposit on the balance sheet.

 

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The components of property, equipment and intangible assets as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 are :  

 

   Useful life (Years)  September 30, 2020   December 31, 2019 
Website  7  $121,787   $121,787 
Mining equipment  2   9,845,788    7,120,505 
Mining patent  17   1,210,000    1,210,000 
Gross property, equipment and intangible assets      11,177,575    8,452,292 
Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization      (5,475,086)   (3,623,745)
Property, equipment and intangible assets, net     $5,702,489   $4,828,547 

 

The Company’s depreciation expense for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were $787,689 and $137,361, and amortization expense were $17,794 and $17,794 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. The Company’s depreciation expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were $1.8 million and $412,083, and amortization expense were $53,382 and $53,382 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

NOTE 4 - STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

Common Stock

 

Follow On Offering

 

On July 23, 2020, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with H.C. Wainwright. The Company agreed to sell H.C. Wainwright 7,666,666 shares of its common stock, including the exercise in full by H.C. Wainwright of the option to purchase an additional 999,999 shares of common stock, at a public offering price of $0.90 per share. The gross proceeds of this offering, which closed on July 28, 2020, were approximately $6.9 million, and proceeds, net of underwriting discount and expenses of $0.6 million, were $6.3 million. Additionally, representative’s warrant to purchase 536,667 shares of our common stock with a five year term and an exercise price of $1.125 per share were issued.

 

Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 and At The Market Offering Agreement

 

On August 13, 2020, the Company’s Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3, filed on August 6, 2020, was declared effective by the SEC, along with the Company’s At The Market Offering Agreement, entered into by the Company and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, as Exhibit 1.1 to the Form S-3 (the “2020 At The Market Agreement”). This 2020 At the Market Agreement establishes an at-the-market equity program pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell shares of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, with an aggregate offering price of up to $100 million, from time to time as set forth in the agreement.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, 17,712,635 shares of common stock were issued under the Company’s 2020 At The Market Agreement for total proceeds of approximately $28.8 million, net of offering costs of $1.0 million, and the Company has sold all shares possible under the Agreement.

 

Series B Convertible Preferred Stock

 

As of September 30, 2020, there was no share of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding.

 

Series E Preferred Stock

 

There was no Series E Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding as of September 30, 2020.

 

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Common Stock Warrants

 

A summary of the status of the Company’s outstanding stock warrants and changes during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 is as follows :

 

   Number of Warrants   Weighted Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Life
(in years)
 
Outstanding as of December 31, 2019   182,191   $25.04    2.8 
Issued   536,667    1.13    4.8 
Exercised   (4,722)   1.13    - 
Expired   (17,969)   59.14    - 
Outstanding as of September 30, 2020   696,167   $5.89    4.0 
Warrants exercisable as of September 30, 2020   696,167   $5.89    4.0 

 

Common Stock Options

 

On May 5, 2020, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors held a meeting and approved bonuses and restricted stock option grants for Directors and Officers for their contributions to the growth of Marathon Patent Group, Inc., for the year ended December 31, 2019. Total awards to be granted amounted to 1,158,138 restricted stock units at a price of $0.43 per unit with a term of one year, vesting quarterly in equal amounts, and (ii) cash award of $105,000 to Merrick Okamoto and $54,000 to David Lieberman. In addition, the Compensation Committee agreed to cancel 1,587,500 existing stock options for Directors, Officers and outside legal counsel, and replace them with 1,587,500 restricted stock units at a price of $0.43 per unit with a term of one year, vesting quarterly in equal amounts.

 

A summary of the stock options as of September 30, 2020 and changes during the period are presented below :  

 

   Number of Shares   Weighted Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Life
(in years)
 
Outstanding as of December 31, 2019   1,731,745   $5.50    7.92 
Cancelled   (1,587,500)   2.28    - 
Expired   (4,063)   110.67    - 
Outstanding as of September 30, 2020   140,182   $38.92    4.38 
Options vested and expected to vest as of September 30, 2020   140,182   $38.92    4.38 
Options vested and exercisable as of September 30, 2020   140,182   $38.92    4.38 

 

Restricted Stock

 

A summary of the restricted stock award activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as follows :

 

   Number of Units   Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value 
Nonvested at December 31, 2019   18,750   $6.88 
Granted   2,745,639   $0.43 
Vested   (1,391,570)  $0.50 
Nonvested at September 30, 2020   1,372,820   $0.45 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

NOTE 5 - DEBT, COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Debt consists of the following :

 

   Maturity   Interest   September 30,   December 31, 
   Date   Rate   2020   2019 
                 
Convertible Note   9/1/2021    5%  $-   $999,106 
Less: debt discount                           -    - 
Total convertible notes, net of discount            $-   $999,106 
                    
Total            $-   $999,106 
Less: current portion             -    - 
Long term portion            $-   $999,106 

 

On August 14, 2017, the Company entered into a unit purchase agreement (the “Unit Purchase Agreement”) with certain accredited investors providing for the sale of up to $5,500,000 of 5% secured convertible promissory notes (the “Convertible Notes”), which are convertible into shares of the Corporation’s common stock, and the issuance of warrants to purchase 1,718,750 shares of the Company’s Common Stock (the “Warrants”). The Convertible Notes are convertible into shares of the Company’s Common Stock at the lesser of (i) $0.80 per share or (ii) the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock on the day prior to conversion of the Convertible Note; provided that such conversion price may not be less than $0.40 per share. The Warrants have an exercise price of $4.80 per share. In two closings of the Unit Purchase Agreement, the Company issued $5,500,000 in Convertible Notes to the investors. The remaining balance of the Convertible Notes were due to mature on May 31, 2018. On February 10, 2020, in consideration of the payment of $65,000, the investor agreed to extend the maturity date to September 1, 2021, and the conversion price changed to the lower of, the closing price on the previous days close prior to the conversion request or a maximum conversion price of $1.00 and a floor of $0.80. The Company made such payment on February 11, 2020. On May 19, 2020, the Company amended the note with the investor to reduce the conversion price to $0.60  per share. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, $999,106 remaining balance of the Convertible Notes and $215,136 of accrued and unpaid interest were converted into 2,023,739 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, and the Company recorded $364,832 of expenses  pursuant to the inducement of the conversion terms.

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, there was no amortization of debt discount. Interest expenses were $0 and $12,951 for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Interest expenses were $20,984 and $37,363 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Note Payable

 

On May 6, 2020, the Company entered into a Paycheck Protection Program Promissory Note agreement with a bank which is providing $62,500 to the Company. The note accrues interest at a rate of 1% per annum and matures on May 6, 2022.

 

Leases

 

Effective June 1, 2018, the Company rented its corporate office at 1180 North Town Center Drive, Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada 89144, on a month to month basis. The monthly rent is $1,997. A security deposit of $3,815 has been paid.

 

The Company also assumed a lease in connection with the mining operations in Quebec, Canada. Operating leases are included in operating lease right-of-use assets, operating lease liabilities, and noncurrent operating lease liabilities on the balance sheets .

 

Operation lease costs are recorded on a straight-line basis within operating expenses. The Company’s total lease expense is comprised of the following :  

 

   For the Three Months Ended 
   September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019 
Operating leases          
Operating lease cost  $26,803   $26,693 
Operating lease expense   26,803    26,693 
Short-term lease rent expense   6,231    6,465 
Total rent expense  $33,034   $33,158 

 

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MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

   For the Nine Months Ended 
   September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019 
Operating leases          
Operating lease cost  $79,925   $80,004 
Operating lease expense   79,925    80,004 
Short-term lease rent expense   18,295    16,413 
Total rent expense  $98,220   $96,417 

 

Additional information regarding the Company’s leasing activities as a lessee is as follow:

 

   For the Nine Months Ended 
   September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019 
Operating cash flows from operating leases  $78,796   $79,184 
Weighted-average remaining lease term – operating leases   1.6    1.7 
Weighted-average discount rate – operating leases   6.5%   6.5%

 

As of September 30, 2020, contractual minimal lease payments are as follows:

 

2020  $18,112 
2021   99,615 
2022   27,168 
Total   144,895 
Less present value discount   (7,337)
Less current portion of operating lease liabilities   (93,197)
Non-current operating lease liabilities  $44,361 

 

Legal Proceedings

 

Feinberg Litigation

 

On March 27, 2018, Jeffrey Feinberg, purportedly joined by the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Personal Trust and the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Family Trust, filed a complaint against the Company and certain of its former officers and directors. The complaint was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. The plaintiffs purported to state claims under Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the federal Securities Act of 1933 and common law claims for “actual fraud and fraudulent concealment,” constructive fraud, and negligent misrepresentation, seeking unspecified money damages (including punitive damages), as well as costs and attorneys’ fees, and equitable or injunctive relief. On June 15, 2018, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss all claims asserted in the complaint and, on July 27, 2018, the plaintiffs filed an opposition to that motion. The court heard argument on the motion and, on January 15, 2019, the court granted the motion to dismiss, allowing 30 days for the filing of an amended complaint. On February 15, 2019, Jeffrey Feinberg, individually and as trustee of the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Personal Trust, and Terrence K. Ankner, as trustee of the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Family Trust, filed an amended complaint that purports to state the same claims and seeks the same relief sought in the original complaint. On March 7 and 22, 2019, defendants filed motions to dismiss the amended complaint and on April 5, 2019, plaintiffs filed an opposition to those motions. The court heard oral argument on the motions to dismiss on July 9, 2019, and at the conclusion of the argument the court took the motions under submission. The parties are waiting for the court’s rulings on the motions to dismiss and, while the motions have been under submission, no discovery has been taken and there have been no other significant developments in the case.

 

NOTE 6 – Subsequent Events

 

The Company has evaluated subsequent events through the date of the consolidated financial statements were available to be issued and has concluded that no such events or transactions took place that would require disclosure herein except as stated directly below. 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

On October 6, 2020, the Company entered into a series of agreements with affiliates of Beowulf Energy LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (collectively and as applicable, “Beowulf”) and Two Point One, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“2Pl”; Marathon, Beowulf and 2Pl each a “Party” and, collectively, the “Parties”). Beowulf and 2Pl have been designing and developing a data center facility of up to 100-megawatts (the “Facility”) that will be located next to, and supplied energy directly from, Beowulf’s power generating station in Hardin, MT (the “Hardin Station”). The Facility is being developed in two phases to reach its 100 MW capacity, and the Hardin Station will supply the Facility exclusively with energy to operate Bitcoin mining servers.

 

The projected build out cost for Phase I is approximately $14 million, which is front loaded as the infrastructure is being built most efficiently for the full 100 MW project. It entails high voltage equipment to break down the full 100 MW load from the generating station, and thereafter, the infrastructure cost per MW is a matter of distributing power at a container level. Assuming market conditions similar to current, the build out cost for Phase II works out to approximately $200,000 - $250,000 per MW. These are all in costs covering all equipment and labor needed starting from the power coming off the Generating Station distributed down to running the actual miners: including breakers, transformers, switches, containers, PDUs, fans, network cables, and the like.

 

Marathon and Beowulf entered into an exclusive Power Purchase Agreement for the initial supply of 30 MW (Phase I), and up to 100 MW in the aggregate (Phase II), of energy load to the Facility at a cost of $0.028/kWh. The initial term of the Power Purchase Agreement is five years, with up to five additional three-year extensions, as mutually agreed, assuming 75% energy utilization of the initial 30 MW of energy supplied to the Facility. Marathon purchased certain mining infrastructure and equipment for the Facility from Beowulf for a purchase price of $750,000, and Marathon has the right, at no additional cost, to construct and access the Facility on land adjacent to the Hardin Station pursuant to a lease agreement with Beowulf.

 

Beowulf and 2P1 will provide operation and maintenance services for the Facility pursuant to a Data Facility Services Agreement, in exchange for an initial issuance of 3,000,000 shares of Marathon’s common stock to each of Beowulf and 2Pl. Upon completion of Phase I, Marathon will issue to Beowulf an additional 150,000 shares of its common stock. During Phase II, Marathon will issue to Beowulf an additional 350,000 shares of its common stock – 150,000 shares upon reaching 60 MW of Facility load and 200,000 at completion of the full 100 MW of Facility load. The cost to maintain and run the Facility will be $0.006/kWh. All shares issued under the Data Facility Services Agreement are issued pursuant to transactions exempt from registration under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.

 

Effective October 19, 2020, David Lieberman retired as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, and Simeon Salzman was appointed Chief Financial Officer.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

 

This report on Form 10-Q (“Report”) and other written and oral statements made from time to time by us may contain so-called “forward-looking statements,” all of which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “expects,” “plans,” “will,” “forecasts,” “projects,” “intends,” “estimates,” and other words of similar meaning. One can identify them by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements are likely to address our growth strategy, financial results and product and development programs. One must carefully consider any such statement and should understand that many factors could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements. These factors may include inaccurate assumptions and a broad variety of other risks and uncertainties, including some that are known and some that are not. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.

 

Information regarding market and industry statistics contained in this Report is included based on information available to us that we believe is accurate. It is generally based on industry and other publications that are not produced for purposes of securities offerings or economic analysis. We have not reviewed or included data from all sources, and cannot assure investors of the accuracy or completeness of the data included in this Report. Forecasts and other forward-looking information obtained from these sources are subject to the same qualifications and the additional uncertainties accompanying any estimates of future market size, revenue and market acceptance of products and services. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement. As a result, investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

We were incorporated in the State of Nevada on February 23, 2010 under the name Verve Ventures, Inc. On December 7, 2011, we changed our name to American Strategic Minerals Corporation and were engaged in exploration and potential development of uranium and vanadium minerals business. In June 2012, we discontinued our minerals business and began to invest in real estate properties in Southern California. In October 2012, we discontinued our real estate business when our former CEO joined the firm and we commenced our IP licensing operations, at which time the Company’s name was changed to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. We purchased our cryptocurrency mining machines and established a data center in Canada to mine digital assets.

 

On May 11, 2020, the Company purchased 700 new generation M305+ASIC Miners from MicroBT for approximately $1.3 million. The 700 miners produce 80/Th and will generate 56 PH/s (petahash) of hashing power, compared to the Company’s current S-9 production of 46 PH/s. These next generation MicroBT ASIC miners are markedly more energy efficient than our existing Bitmain models. These miners were delivered to the Company’s Hosting Facility in June 2020 and are producing Bitcoins.

 

The Company purchased 660 latest generation Bitmain S19 Pro Miners on May 12, 2020, 500 units on May 18, 2020 and an additional 500 units on June 11, 2020. These miners produce 110 TH/s and will generate 73 PH/s (petahash) of hashing power, compared to the Company’s S-9 production of 46 PH/s. The Company made the payments of approximately $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2020 and expects 660 of the 1,660 units to take delivery at its Hosting Facility in mid-August, and its hosting partner, Compute North, expects to install them within 48 hours of their arrival. The 1,000 remaining S-19 Pro Miners arrived in the 4th quarter and will produce an additional 110 PH/s increasing the Company to an aggregate Hashpower of 294 PH/s.

 

On July 29, 2020, the Company announced the purchase of 700 next generation M31S+ASIC Miners from MicroBT. The miners arrived mid-August. Additionally, 660 of the 1,660 Bitmain S-19 Pro Miners previously purchased were delivered in mid-August. The 1,000 remaining S-19 Pro Miners due to arrive in the 4th quarter will produce an additional 110 PH/s, which when installed will give the Company an aggregate Hashpower of 294 PH/s.

 

On August 13, 2020, the Company entered into a Long Term Purchase Contract with Bitmaintech PTE., LTD (“Bitmain”) for the purchase of 10,500 next generation Antminer S-19 Pro ASIC Miners. The purchase price per unit is $2,362.00 ($2,205.63 with a 6.62% discount) for a total purchase price of $24,801,000.00 (with a 6.62% discount for a discounted price of $23,159,173.80). The parties confirm that the total hashrate of the Antminers under this agreement shall not be less than 1,155,000.00TH/s.

 

Subject to the timely payment of the purchase price, Bitmain shall deliver products according to the following schedule: 1,500 Units on or before January 31, 2021; and 1,800 units on or before each of February 28, 2021; March 31, 2021; April 30, 2021, May 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

 

As disclosed in Note 4 of its financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company has raised cash proceeds from the sale of its common stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as follows:

 

Offering  Gross Proceeds   Offering Costs   Net Proceeds 
2019 At the Market Offering Agreement  $7.4 million   $0.3 million   $7.1 million 
2020 Follow On Offering  $6.9 million   $0.6 million   $6.3 million 
2020 At the Market Offering (ongoing)  $29.8 million   $1.0 million   $28.8 million 

 

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In March 2020, the World Health Organization categorized the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, and it continues to spread throughout the United States and the rest of the world with different geographical locations impacted more than others. The outbreak of COVID-19 and public and private sector measures to reduce its transmission, such as the imposition of social distancing and orders to work-from-home, stay-at-home and shelter-in-place, have had a minimal impact on our day to day operations. However, this could impact our efforts to work with other businesses as they have had to adjust, reduce or suspend their operating activities. The extent of the impact will vary depending on the duration and severity of the economic and operational impacts of COVID-19. The Company is unable to predict the ultimate impact at this time. With the current worldwide situation caused by COVID-19 and related circumstances, there can be no assurances as to when we may see any recovery in the bitcoin market, and if so, whether any recovery might be significant.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

Our critical accounting policies and significant estimates are detailed in our 2019 Annual Report. Our critical accounting policies and significant estimates have not changed from those previously disclosed in our 2019 Annual Report, except for those accounting subjects mentioned in the section of the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements titled Adoption of Recent Accounting Pronouncements.

 

Results of Operations 

 

For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020 and 2019

 

We generated revenues of $835,184 and $1.7 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 as compared to $321,716 and $908,175 during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, this represented an increase of $513,468 or 160% and an increase of $805,657 or 89% over the same period in 2019. Revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019 were derived primarily from cryptocurrency mining.

 

Direct cost of revenues during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 amounted to $1.6 million and $3.5 million and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the direct cost of revenues amounted to $478,811 and $1.5 million, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, this represented an increase of $1.16 million or 242% and $2.04 million or 138% over the same period in 2019. Direct costs of revenue include depreciation and amortization expenses of the cryptocurrency mining machines and patents, contingent payments to patent enforcement legal costs, patent enforcement advisors and inventors as well as various non-contingent costs associated with enforcing the Company’s patent rights and otherwise in developing and entering into settlement and licensing agreements that generate the Company’s revenue.

 

We incurred other operating expenses of $1.2 million and $3.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and $650,764 and $2.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, this represented an increase of $542,571 or 83% and $1.1 million or 57%, respectively. These expenses primarily consisted of stock-based compensation, compensation to our officers, directors and employees, professional fees and consulting incurred in connection with the day-to-day operation of our business.

 

The operating expenses consisted of the following :

 

   Total Other Operating Expenses   Total Other Operating Expenses 
   For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended 
    September 30, 2020    September 30, 2019    September 30, 2020    September 30, 2019 
Compensation and related taxes (1)  $614,604   $409,609   $1,908,741   $1,224,900 
Consulting fees (2)   259,563    34,000    325,688    84,000 
Professional fees (3)   206,368    91,908    515,562    287,282 
Other general and administrative (4)   112,800    115,247    311,303    359,319 
Total  $1,193,335   $650,764   $3,061,294   $1,955,501 

 

Non-cash other operating expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, include non-cash other operating expenses totaling $23,238 and $671,987, and $207,555 and $620,030 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 respectively. Non-cash operating expenses consisted of the following :

 

   Non-Cash Other Operating Expenses   Non-Cash Other Operating Expenses 
   For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended 
   September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019   September 30, 2020   September 30, 2019 
Compensation and related taxes (1)  $23,238   $207,555   $671,987   $620,030 
Total  $23,238   $207,555   $671,987   $620,030 

 

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  (1) Compensation expense and related taxes: Compensation expense includes cash compensation and related payroll taxes and benefits, and non-cash equity compensation expenses. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, compensation expense and related payroll taxes were $614,604 and $1.9 million, an increase of $204,995 or 50% and $683,841 or 56% over the comparable periods in 2019. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, we recognized non-cash employee and board equity-based compensation of $23,238 and $671,987, respectively, and $207,555 and $620,030 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively.
     
  (2) Consulting fees: For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, we incurred consulting fees of $259,563 and $325,688, an increase of $225,563 or 663% and an increase of $241,688 or 288% over the comparable periods in 2019. Consulting fees include both cash and non-cash related consulting fees primarily for investor relations and public relations services as well as other consulting services.
     
  (3) Professional fees: For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 professional fees were $206,368 and $515,562, an increase of $114,460 or 125% and $228,280 or 79% over the comparable periods in 2019. Professional fees primarily reflect the costs of professional outside accounting fees, legal fees and audit fees.
     
  (4) Other general and administrative expenses: For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, other general and administrative expenses were $112,800 and $311,303, a decrease of $2,447 or 2% and $48,016 or 13% over the comparable periods in 2019. General and administrative expenses reflect the other non-categorized operating costs of the Company and include expenses related to being a public company, rent, insurance, technology and other expenses incurred to support the operations of the Company.

 

Operating Loss

 

We reported operating loss from continuing operations of $2.0 million and $4.9 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and operating loss of $807,859 and $2.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

Other (Expenses) Income

 

Total other expenses was $220 and $336,312 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and other income of $53,452 and $168,216 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively.

 

Net Loss Available to Common Shareholders

 

We reported net loss of $2.0 million and $5.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and net loss of $754,407 and $2.4 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that it will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business.

 

As reflected in the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $110.8 million at September 30, 2020, a net loss of approximately $5.2 million and $3.45 million net cash used in operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

 

Liquidity is the ability of a company to generate funds to support its current and future operations, satisfy its obligations, and otherwise operate on an ongoing basis. At September 30, 2020, the Company’s cash and cash equivalents balances totaled $17.3 million compared to $692,963 at December 31, 2019.

 

Net working capital increased by $30.8 million, to working capital of $30.5 million at September 30, 2020 from working capital deficit of $358,577 at December 31, 2019.

 

Cash used in operating activities was $3.4 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to cash used in operating activities of $2.2 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

Cash used in investing activities was $15.1 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to cash provided by investing activities of $913,278 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

Cash provided by financing activities was $35.1 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to cash provided by financing activities of $79,817 for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

 

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As disclosed in Note 4 to our accompanying financial statements, the Company has raised cash proceeds from the sale of its common stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as follows:

 

Offering  Gross Proceeds   Offering Costs   Net Proceeds 
2019 At the Market Offering Agreement  $7.4 million   $0.3 million   $7.1 million 
2020 Follow On Offering  $6.9 million   $0.6 million   $6.3 million 
2020 At the Market Offering (ongoing)  $29.8 million   $1.0 million    $28.8 million 

 

Based on our current revenue and profit projections, we believe that our existing cash will be sufficient to fund our operations through at least the next twelve months

 

Off-balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have not entered into any other financial guarantees or other commitments to guarantee the payment obligations of any third parties. We have not entered into any derivative contracts that are indexed to our shares and classified as stockholder’s equity or that are not reflected in our consolidated condensed financial statements. Furthermore, we do not have any retained or contingent interest in assets transferred to an unconsolidated entity that serves as credit, liquidity or market risk support to such entity.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

 

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures .

 

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act. Our management is also required to assess and report on the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“Section 404”). Our internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of September 30, 2020. In making this assessment, we used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control - Integrated Framework in the 2013 COSO framework. Based on this assessment, management concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.

 

Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, we will implement procedures to assure that the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions will be performed by separate individuals.

 

We believe that the foregoing steps if implemented, will help remediate the material weakness identified above, and we will continue to monitor the effectiveness of these steps and make any changes that our management deems appropriate. Due to the nature of this material weakness in our internal control over financial reporting, there is more than a remote likelihood that misstatements which could be material to our annual or interim financial statements could occur that would not be prevented or detected.

 

A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. A significant deficiency is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting that is less severe than a material weakness, yet important enough to merit attention by those responsible for oversight of the company’s financial reporting.

 

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies and procedures may deteriorate.

 

As part of our ongoing program to implement changes and further improve our internal controls and in conjunction with our Code of Ethics, our independent directors have been working with management to include protocols and measures aimed at ensuring quality of our internal controls. Among those measures is the implementation of a whistleblower hotline, which allows third parties to anonymously report noncompliant activity. The hotline may be accessed as follows:

 

To file a report, use the Client Code “MarathonPG” and pick one of the following options:

 

  Call: 1-877-647-3335
     
  Click: http://www.RedFlagReporting.com

 

Changes in Internal Controls.

 

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

 

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

 

Feinberg Litigation

 

On March 27, 2018, Jeffrey Feinberg, purportedly joined by the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Personal Trust and the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Family Trust, filed a complaint against the Company and certain of its former officers and directors. The complaint was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. The plaintiffs purported to state claims under Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the federal Securities Act of 1933 and common law claims for “actual fraud and fraudulent concealment,” constructive fraud, and negligent misrepresentation, seeking unspecified money damages (including punitive damages), as well as costs and attorneys’ fees, and equitable or injunctive relief. On June 15, 2018, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss all claims asserted in the complaint and, on July 27, 2018, the plaintiffs filed an opposition to that motion. The court heard argument on the motion and, on January 15, 2019, the court granted the motion to dismiss, allowing 30 days for the filing of an amended complaint. On February 15, 2019, Jeffrey Feinberg, individually and as trustee of the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Personal Trust, and Terrence K. Ankner, as trustee of the Jeffrey L. Feinberg Family Trust, filed an amended complaint that purports to state the same claims and seeks the same relief sought in the original complaint. On March 7 and 22, 2019, defendants filed motions to dismiss the amended complaint and on April 5, 2019, plaintiffs filed an opposition to those motions. The court heard oral argument on the motions to dismiss on July 9, 2019, and at the conclusion of the argument the court took the motions under submission. The parties are waiting for the court’s rulings on the motions to dismiss and, while the motions have been under submission, no discovery has been taken and there have been no other significant developments in the case.

 

Other than as disclosed herein, we know of no other material, active or pending legal proceedings against us, nor are we involved as a plaintiff in any material proceedings or pending litigation other than in the normal course of business.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

 

Not required for smaller reporting companies.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

10.1   Beowulf Agreements
31.1   Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
31.2   Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
32.1   Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
32.2   Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002*
101.ins   XBRL Instance Document**
101.sch   XBRL Taxonomy Schema Document**
101.cal   XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Document**
101.def   XBRL Taxonomy Linkbase Document**
101.lab   XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document**
101.pre   XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document**

 

* Furnished herewith

** Filed herein

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: November 12, 2020

 

  MARATHON PATENT GROUP, INC.
     
  By: /s/ Merrick Okamoto
  Name: Merrick Okamoto
  Title: Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
  By: /s/ Simeon Salzman
  Name: Simeon Salzman
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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