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13 May 2021

Much-awaited 'green' cryptocurrency Chia has launched—and you can mine it at home

Much-awaited 'green' cryptocurrency Chia has launched—and you can mine it at home


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According to the developers, Chia was created to become the user-friendliest cryptocurrency that can reinvigorate home mining after large industry-grade mining facilities made it unviable.

After that, the app will “seed” users’ drives with software that will allocate cryptographic data into specific “plots” on SSDs and HDDs.

In Vietnam, for example, SSDs and HDDs are already hard to find while their prices are spiking due to the popularity of Chia mining in China, according toForkast.

At this point, one can only guess whether Chia will “take off” and rival already existing and established cryptocurrencies at some point, but such a change of pace on the mining landscape is clearly welcome among home “farmers.”

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