This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Argo Blockchain plc (NASDAQ: ARBK) from September 23, 2021 through October 10, 2022.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, in the Prospectus to the Company's IPO, and throughout the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company misled investors by failing to timely disclose to investors that Argo was highly susceptible to and/or suffered from significant capital constraints, electricity and other costs, and network difficulties, and that these issues hampered Argo’s ability to mine BTC, execute its business strategy, meet its obligations, and operate its Helios facility.
On June 7, 2022, Argo issued a press release disclosing that it had mined approximated 25% fewer Bitcoin (“BTC”) in May 2022 compared to April 2022 due to increased network difficulty, higher electricity prices, and the curtailment of mining operations at its Helios facility. On this news, the Company's stock price dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume. Then, on October 7, 2022, Argo announced “several strategic actions that [intend] to bring in additional capital to the business and ensure that the Company has the working capital necessary to execute its current strategy and meet its obligations over the next twelve months.” In addition to measures being undertaken to reduce costs and preserve capital, the Company had signed a letter of intent with an affiliate of New York Digital Investment Group to amend an existing financing agreement, planned to sell 3,400 mining machines, and intended to raise money via a proposed subscription with a strategic investor. On this news, the Company's stock price again dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume. Finally, on October 11, 2022, Argo issued a press release stating that “[d]uring the month of September, Argo mined 215 [BTC]compared to 235 BTC in August 2022” which was “primarily due to a 12% increase in average network difficulty during September.” Additionally, Argo disclosed that it was “continuing to curtail operations at its Helios facility […] during periods of high electricity prices” and was replacing the Company’s Chief Technology Officer. On this news, the Company's stock price again dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume and traded at a lower price on the day of this lawsuit than it did at the time of the IPO.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Argo Blockchain plc (NASDAQ: ARBK) from September 23, 2021 through October 10, 2022 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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