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

</header> <strong>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 …

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No, Apple isn’t opening a new manufacturing plant in Texas

Enlarge / Donald Trump speaks at Apple’s Mac Pro manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. MANDEL NGAN / Getty President Donald Trump toured Apple’s Mac Pro manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas, with CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday. “We’re seeing the beginning of a very powerful and important plant,” Trump said during the visit. “I want to …

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President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory on November 20th

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Apple is determined to win as as many tariff exemptions as it can, it seems. The White House has confirmed that President Trump will visit Apple’s Mac Pro factory in Austin, Texas on November 20th, backing up rumors of an impending tour. It’s not clear if Tim Cook or other Apple …

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Bitmain Aims to Build a 300MW Texas Mining Farm

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The 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.</strong> Also read: The Silk Road …

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Medici-Backed Blockchain Firm Wants to Unite the Coffee Industry of Honduras

Agricultural startup GrainChain backed by Medici Ventures, the blockchain venture arm of online retail giant Overstock, plans to unite the coffee industry of Honduras by delivering its blockchain platform to a network of local stakeholders. The firm has signed several agreements with the aim of bringing the entire coffee supply chain of Honduras together on …

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Uber starts mapping Dallas roads to aid its self-driving efforts

Sponsored Links Uber Uber is still testing self-driving cars in a very limited fashion, but that isn’t stopping it from expanding its efforts to a new city. The ridesharing firm has unveiled plans to map Dallas streets and lay the groundwork for self-driving technology in the city. The mapping cars will be human-driven — they’re …

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Regulators File Cease and Desist Against Craigslist Scam Promising 900% Crypto Returns

Officials in Texas have filed a cease and desist letter against a cryptocurrency promoter for posting misleading advertisements on Craigslist. This represents the fourth emergency action taken against a cryptocurrency firm since the Enforcement Division of the State Securities Board restarted a sweeping investigation of the industry in June. According to a statement published August …

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

</header> <strong>Joey 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 …

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Texas lawmaker wants to ban mobile throttling in disaster areas

Enlarge / Texas’ state flag. Getty Images | CGinspiration A Texas lawmaker is proposing a state law that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling mobile Internet service in disaster areas. Bobby Guerra, a Democratic member of the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives, filed the bill last week. “A mobile Internet service provider may not impair …

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Texas bill would make it illegal to throttle data in disaster areas

Reuters/Richard Rodriguez The revelation that Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) throttled California firefighters’ data is prompting new legislation… in Texas. State Representative Bobby Guerra has submitted a bill that would make it illegal for wireless carriers to “impair or degrade” mobile data in declared disaster areas. In other words, a provider couldn’t throttle any service in …

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