October 22, 2019 Bitmain is building a bitcoin-mining facility in Rockdale, Texas.

Cheap electricity, ample space, and the ability to maintain a “100 percent load” on power usage are among the reasons Bitmain chose the location. The Texas facility will be Bitmain’s largest mining project to date. Layer1, a full-stack mining operation, raised $50m in series A funding last week for its own Texas-based operation, raising the question of whether Texas will emerge as a hub for mining.