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After the bitcoin bust and a local bankruptcy, Douglas County doubles down on blockchain

The Port of Douglas County is considering plans to breathe new life into an unused silicon plant on the Columbia River Rock Island.

Douglas County may have been burned by the cryptocurrency boom but it now wants to build a “blockchain innovation campus,” where researchers could develop new uses for the esoteric, computer-intensive technology—and, ideally, position this rural community for a share of industry when it arrives.

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