Local officials of United States’ Douglas County located in central Washington want to build a blockchain innovation campus.
According to the aforementioned article, the county is already used to hosting a substantial crypto mining industry. Crypto miners have been attracted to various central Washington counties due to their access to cheap hydroelectricity-generated power; however, the mining boom has reportedly busted in 2018, after the market downturn.
The Seattle Times writes that local officials hope that blockchain can power a less volatile industry. The article cites Lisa Parks, executive director of the Port of Douglas County, as declaring:
“There is more to the [cryptocurrency] story than the boom and the…
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