Category: Texas

Japanese Firms SBI and GMO Join the Digital Gold Rush in Texas

The city of Rockdale, Texas is attracting attention again, similar to the interest the region saw back in the fifties when the Alcoa aluminum smelting facility set up shop. These days, Rockdale’s change is due to the influx of bitcoin miners coming to town from all around the world. A Frankfurt-based operation called Whinstone Inc., […]

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Bitmain Aims to Build a 300MW Texas Mining Farm

Bitmain Aims to Build a 300MW Texas Mining FarmThe Beijing-based Bitmain Technologies and DMG Blockchain Solutions announced the launch of a 25MW mining facility in Rockdale, Texas. The new mine aims to bolster Bitmain’s international expansion which will soon expand to 50MW of processing power and then extend the operation’s capacity to more than 300MW. Also read: The Silk Road Investigation: A ‘Pattern […]

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From Exxon to Crypto: the Story of Joey King on the Humans of Bitcoin Podcast

From Exxon to Crypto – the Story of Joey King on the Humans of Bitcoin PodcastJoey King, a developer at Bitcoin.com, is the latest character to have shared his story on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast with Matt Aaron. The interview covers how he went from working in the oil industry to being a crypto programmer to how he sees the propaganda efforts of Napoleon reflected in the market today. […]

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Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers

U.S.-Based Coinstar Machines in Select States Now Sell BTC VouchersOn Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to handle cryptocurrency transactions. Also Read: Markets […]

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Bitmain Pauses Texas Mining Operations, County Officials Report

According to reports from media outlet Texas Public Radio, the Chinese mining giant Bitmain Technologies has reportedly suspended operations in the town of Rockdale. Bitmain started to build up its new facility at a former aluminum smelting factory last summer, but since the crypto economy downturn, the company’s operations at the Texas factory have allegedly paused. […]

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Texas Updates Regulatory Guidance Regarding Cryptocurrency Activities

Texas Updates Regulatory Guidance Regarding Activities Involving CryptocurrencyThe Texas Department of Banking has published new guidance regarding the regulatory treatment of virtual currencies under the Texas Money Services Act. The document states that most transactions involving cryptocurrencies will not be considered a transfer of “monetary value” but the exchange of virtual currencies for fiat will likely be recognized as a “money transmission.” […]

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The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 Results

The Daily: Belarus Adopts New Regulations, Galaxy Digital Releases Q3 ResultsIn this edition of The Daily, we look at the latest regulatory development in Europe – Belarus High Technologies Park has adopted new regulations for cryptocurrency companies. We also cover Galaxy Digital’s report into its third quarter financial results and an alert issued in Texas about a new scam promising refunds to Bitconnect investors.   […]

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Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200% Profit

Texas Takes Action Against Cryptocurrency Mining Company Promising 200 Percent ProfitThe Texas State Securities Board has issued an emergency cease and desist order to an Australia-based cryptocurrency mining company and its affiliates. According to the order, the company represents that investments in its mining contracts are “guaranteed to 200% profit.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Cease and Desist Order The Texas State […]

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Salt to Offer Crypto-Backed Loans in 7 Global Markets, 15 More US States

Crypto-Backed Loans Expand: Salt Moves to 35 StatesSalt, a cryptocurrency-backed loan service, has announced plans to launch operations in seven new jurisdictions throughout the world, while offering its services in 15 more U.S. states. It will also include litecoin (LTC) among its offerings, while providing more competitive interest rates and removing loan caps. Also read: Bitcoin Price: Wall Street Optimistic, Enthusiasts Pessimistic […]

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Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma

Free Crypto Trading App Robinhood Available in Alaska and Oklahoma“Alaska, thanks for bearing with us,” popular smartphone trading app Robinhood tweeted. “Trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, commission free.” Mere days after, it announced the same for Oklahoma. Residents of the two states can now trade bitcoin cash, dogecoin, ethereum, ethereum classic, and litecoin on its platform. Also read: Colombia Crypto Exchange Asks New President […]

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Crypto Lender SALT Now Available in 35 States

Crypto Lender SALT Now Available in 35 StatesSALT, one of the earliest cryptocurrency-backed lending providers in the space, announced this week it was expanding into 20 more states in the US, bringing its total market penetration to 35, including Washington DC, across America. And while that number is impressive on its own, SALT accomplished this during an extended bear market. Also read: […]

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Bitmain Launches Key Crypto Mining Facility in Texas

Bitmain Launches Key Crypto Mining Facility in TexasBitmain Technologies Ltd. is launching a crypto mining facility and blockchain data center in the U.S. state of Texas at a former aluminum smelting facility with a recently-retired coal power station. The company is reportedly getting a tax abatement phased in over 10 years. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Mining […]

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Mining Round-Up: Sky Mining CEO Flees with $35 Million, Texas Attracts Miners

Mining Round-Up: Sky Mining CEO Flees With $35 Million, Texas Attracts MinersIn recent mining news, it has been alleged that the CEO of Vietnam-based Sky Mining has fled the country with $35 million USD in investor funds in his possession. Meanwhile, in the US, Tmgcore has acquired a 100-megawatt data center in Dallas, Texas, and local media have reported that Bitmain will open a mining facility […]

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Texas Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to a Network of Crypto Companies

Texas Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to a Network of Crypto CompaniesThe Texas State Securities Board has taken an emergency action to stop a network of crypto-related companies from illegally offering investments in the state. A token offering and a mining firm are among those targeted by the securities board as selling fraudulent “cryptocurrency-related investments.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Emergency Action […]

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