Chia Farming Basics

Chia farming is a process of allocating storage space on your hard drive to participate in the Chia blockchain network, which relies on a unique Proof of Space and Time (PoST) consensus algorithm. By dedicating space to the network, you contribute to the blockchain's security and earn rewards in the form of Chia tokens (XCH). Chia farming has become increasingly popular due to its energy-efficient nature compared to traditional Proof of Work (PoW) mining, and it offers a potentially profitable opportunity for those with spare storage resources.

It's easy to get started

1. Set up farm

Download the Chia software and start running a full node to help validate the Chia blockchain.

Download Client

2. Create plots

Dedicate a portion of your storage to Chia farming by generating and storing unique cryptographic data files called "plots".

Plotting Overview

3. Earn XCH

Earn Chia (XCH) as rewards when a plot successfully solves a challenge and verifies a block in the Chia blockchain.

Profit Calculator

Dive in deeper

GPU Plotting

Leveraging GPUs is the fastest way to create plots. Learn what you need too fill up your drives with plots more quickly.

GPU Plotting

Compressed Plots

Squeeze the most efficiency out of your storage with compressed plots by understanding the trade-offs.

Compressed Plots

General Questions

Chia is a cryptocurrency that uses a Proof of Space and Time (PoST) consensus algorithm, which relies on farmers allocating storage space to secure the network and earn rewards.

Chia farming involves allocating storage space on your hard drive for plot files, which participate in the network to validate transactions and compete for block rewards.

A system with a modern multi-core CPU, at least 4 GB of RAM, and sufficient storage space (HDD or SSD) for plot files is required for Chia farming.

Download and install the Chia client, create or import a wallet, generate plot files, and begin farming to participate in the network and compete for rewards.

Earning Chia rewards depends on factors like plot count, total netspace, and luck; it can take days, weeks, or longer to win a block reward.

Pooling allows Chia farmers to join forces, share resources, and distribute block rewards proportionally based on their contributed space, increasing the chance of consistent earnings.

Chia farming profitability depends on factors like hardware costs, electricity rates, and competition; it's essential to consider these factors and perform a cost-benefit analysis before starting.

Yes, you can farm Chia on your personal computer, but be aware that the plotting process can be resource-intensive and may impact your system's performance during that time.