One of the main players in the crypto mining sector – Bitmain – reportedly launches a division in Rockdale, Texas. The new unit will join the crypto mining in early 2019.
The company stated yesterday that it planned to spend $500 million for the launch and development of new US-based blockchain data centre within the next seven years. The project is developed as a part of Bitmain's plans for expansions in North America. The new office will bring 400 jobs and run educational and training courses for new workers.
The first reports about this division appeared last month. Specifically, it was reported that the company acquired the building of the former aluminium plant. At the same time, the authorities refused to comment on this matter.
According to the news reports, the company has placed the list of vacancies for the new office on the corresponding website.
The Rockdale division is said to be added to the company's bitcoin mining capacities located in Washington. Specifically, the state authorities allowed Bitmain to place the facilities in Washington this April. It is worth mentioning that some local players were quite sceptical about such crypto operations.
Notably, the company has already expanded in Switzerland and Israel, and now it is about to open a division in Brazil.
The company operates AntPool and BTC.com.