The Massena Town Council on Wednesday voted to enter negotiations with a Blockchain Industries LLC to sell a lot of town land on Horton Road for a cryptocurrency mining facility that could hire 500 people. Several representatives from the company approached the council at their meeting and said they were prepared to pay $225,000 for the lot, which is about 130 acres. Above, Blockchain Industries construction manager Pierre Bouthier gestures to a diagram of their proposed cryptocurrency mining facility. North Country Now photo by Andy Gardner. For more, see story.