A small town in Washington state that lies a few hours away from Seattle is becoming the center of cryptocurrency mining for the United States. It appears that the rural town of Wenatchee is experiencing a major Bitcoin mining boom as people are flocking to the area to start up operations.
Steve Wright, the head of the local power utility, says that there are already a dozen major cryptocurrency miners in the area. That number is set to explode as he notes that another 75 have made inquiries about moving to Wenatchee. Wright says:
“We’ve come from just a few people out there who have been knocking on the door all of a sudden to people who are banging on the door pretty loudly.”