FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Fowle John Michael JR
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Akerna Corp. [KERN]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
1601 ARAPAHOE STREET, SUITE 900
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/17/2019
(Street)

DENVER, CO 80202
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction 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

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction 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
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(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 (1) 12/17/2019   A   72,727     (2)   (2) Common Stock, par value $0.0001 72,727 $ 0 72,727 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Fowle John Michael JR
1601 ARAPAHOE STREET, SUITE 900
DENVER, CO 80202
      Chief Financial Officer  

Signatures

 /s/ John Michael Fowle, Jr.   12/23/2019
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Each restricted stock unit ("RSU") represents a contingent right to receive one share of common stock of Akerna Corp. (the "Company"). The Company may also elect to settle the vested RSUs in cash or stock, in its sole discretion.
(2) Mr. Fowle was granted 72,727 RSUs under the Akerna Corp. 2019 Long Term Incentive Plan, as amended (the "Plan"). The RSUs will vest as follows: 18,182 shall vest on December 17, 2020; 18,182 shall vest on December 17, 2021; 18,182 shall vest on December 17, 2022; and 18,181 shall vest on December 17, 2023; provided that the RSUs shall vest immediately upon a Change in Control. Subject to Mr. Fowle's continued employment with the Company, the RSUs shall be settled on the final vesting date. All capitalized but undefined terms have the meanings ascribed thereto by the Plan.

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