According to public documents the mining giant based out of Beijing, Bitmain Technologies, is allegedly building a data facility near Port Walla Walla, Washington called ‘Ant Creek.’ Also read: Washington Politicians Defend Regulations as Cryptocurrency Exchanges Flee The mining company and device manufacturer Bitmain has been quietly developing some sort of data facility based near the Port Walla Walla in Washington state. According to registration documents online, Ant Creek LLC is a firm based in Tumwater, Washington, and the active company was logged as an LLC on June 28, 2017.

The for-profit Washington company’s record ownership is filed under Jihan Wu’s name. Washington state in the U.S. has seen a surge of interest over the past few months due to cheaper electricity rates. recently reported on a small town called Wenatchee which is three hours from Seattle that’s becoming a mining epicenter. Allegedly the small town is home to a dozen miners, and over 75 have inquired with the head of the local power utility, Steve Wright.

Chelan County in Washington is considering hosting mining operations in that area as well. As far as Bitmain’s Ant Creek is concerned the Port of Walla Walla’s Executive Director, Patrick Reay tells the regional publication the Union Bulletin that he has been working with Ant Creek for roughly six months.

Reay explains the development is a “blockchain facility.” The town of Port Walla Walla is considering the lease of 40 acres of land between two industrial parks. According to the local news and the Port’s bureaucrats, the “bitcoin mining” project could produce $7-10 million in private revenue and 15-20 full-time jobs. Read more from…

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