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Blockchain Health Summit Comes to Washington, DC.

Washington, DC: Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI), a nationwide leader in executive summits, trade shows, and industry research, announces a follow-up event to their popular 2018 event, Blockchain West Summit. Blockchain Health is a three-day summit on August 14-16, 2018 at the Wink Hotel in Washington, DC, that showcases the latest blockchain innovations for healthcare providers, payers, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences. Continue reading Blockchain Health Summit Comes to Washington, DC.

Washington County Fires Back at Unauthorized Bitcoin Miners

If you’re in Washington’s Chelan County, you might want to think twice about attempting to mine bitcoin off the radar. At their latest meeting, the county’s public utility district (PUD) moved to enforce a moratorium that was placed on new mining applications last month and take whatever steps necessary — including fees and criminal charges — against what officials characterized as “scoundrels” running “unauthorized cryptocurrency operations,” according to a notice. Chief among their concerns is protection both for the community and the power equipment, but they’re also worried about supply. Continue reading Washington County Fires Back at Unauthorized Bitcoin Miners

Bitmain is Expanding to the United States

Major China-based cryptocurrency miner Bitmain is looking to carve an entry into the United States. The company is looking to expand in the port of Walla Walla, a city in Washington. The news was first published in a local publication, Union-Bulletin. Though Bitmain has not made any announcement of the expansion, the article mentions a company called Ant Creek to be the one setting shop. According to the online registration data, Ant Creek was registered in the state of Washington last year for which Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu is the sole governing person. Continue reading Bitmain is Expanding to the United States

Washington, D.C. Gets Its First Bitcoin Luxury Condo Listings

The condos were converted from a single-family home, featuring soapstone counters, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances and white oak hardwood floors. One-bedroom condos on the first and second floor go for $569,000 or 50 BTC and $665,000 or 59 BTC. A two-bedroom condo on the third floor is available for $677,000 or 60 BTC, while a two-bedroom penthouse, offering a private roof terrace, is listed at $949,000 or 84 BTC. The bitcoin prices would have to be adjusted to reflect the negotiated prices. Residential brokerage Venditti said developers are investing in bitcoin since they recognize that $8,700 worth of bitcoin in 2015 would have appreciated to the extent that it could now purchase the entire building for $3 million. He said millennials might not have the downpayment for the purchase, but if they invested in bitcoin, they could use it as part of the purchase.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/washington-d-c-gets-its-first-bitcoin-condo-listings/