Chinese Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain Developing Facilities In US, Document Suggests

The major Chinese cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain is reportedly involved in the development of Ant Creek mining centers in the US.

According to the business data website companies-number.com, Bitmain’s co-founder Jihan Wu is the sole “governing person” of the Ant Creek LLC in Tumwater, Washington.

According to local newspaper the Union Bulletin, Ant Creek is building a “blockchain facility” at the Port of Walla WallaWashington. According to Port Executive Director Patrick Reay, the Port administration has been working with Ant Creek for about six months to develop the Blockchain facility. If the contract is approved, Ant Creek will lease land by the end of 2018 with an option to purchase 40 acres.

Reay said that the main goals of Walla Walla County are “to generate assessed value and create jobs.” Port officials estimate that the alleged Bitcoin-mining facility will bring in $7-10 mln of private investment, and 15-20 full-time jobs…

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