In Lafayette County (USA, Louisiana), officials offered to conduct ICO to attract additional capital to the treasury. Joel Robidier, head of the district, presented the idea. The authorities have repeatedly raised the issue of increasing taxes, so the offer to introduce local cryptocurrency was not only unexpected, but devoid of meaning. Whether the idea is adopted depends on how the state assesses the news.
Japanese GMO Coin platform offers its users a new service. The Exchange is ready to take loans in Bitcoins from its customers, while in 90 days it will make payments with an accrued interest of 5% per annum. It is known that the minimum amount is 10 BTC, while maximum is 100 BTC. You can return your money even earlier than 3 months, but then there will be a charged commission for the early withdrawal of funds.
Bitmain received 10 acres of land in the state of Washington for the construction of a new mining farm. It will take less space than originally planned, as the talks were for 40 acres. The land is leased with the monthly rental payment which equals to $4,700. The farm will be located in the Walla Walla District, where the population has already expressed concern that the new plant will consume relatively cheap electricity enriching its supplier, but it will not affect the state treasury.