Bitmain Technologies, a blockchain hardware, software, and services company today announced the launch of its new blockchain data center in the city of Rockdale, Milam County, Texas
This represents an investment of more than US $500 million by Bitmain over an initial period of seven years into the local, county, and statewide economies.
The Milam County blockchain data center and cryptocurrency mining facility represent a key component of Bitmain’s strategic investment and expansion plans within North America.
The new facility will be located within a section of the former Alcoa Rockdale Operations site. Construction and set-up are now underway, and Bitmain estimates this phase will finish early in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the data center initiation in early 2019.
Bitmain anticipates that the new facility will bring in 400 local jobs to the local economy over the first two years. Bitmain also plans to partner with the local schools and educational institutions to provide professional and technical training programs that would prepare members of the community for careers with the data center.
“Bitmain is truly honored to announce this news and is excited to work with local partners, government and stakeholders in realizing this vision, throughout the initial set-up phase, operations and beyond.”