The DallasNews.com reported that in a small Texas town of Rockdale that  “Chinese firm Bitmain Technologies is opening cryptocurrency mining operations at the site of a former aluminum smelter.”  The July 20, 2018 report entitled “With coal gone, this Texas town is going all in on Bitcoin mining!” included these comments about Bitmain Technologies, based in Beijing:

The site of the bitcoin mining operation is next door to Dallas-based Luminant’s Sandow power plant, which closed in January. The new bitcoin operation is expected to create 300 to 500 jobs and offset the 325 jobs lost at the power plant and mine.

Great news for Milam County, Texas!