FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I FIND MY PUBLIC FARMER KEY AND MY PUBLIC POOL KEY?
WINDOWS - Open the Command Prompt and run the command below. Ensure you replace "1.1.7" the correct app version you have installed.
%APPDATA%/../Local/chia-blockchain/app-1.1.7/resources/app.asar.unpacked/daemon/chia.exe keys show
MACOS - Open Terminal and run the following commands.
$ cd /Applications/Chia.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar.unpacked/daemon
$ ./chia keys show | grep 'Pool|Farmer'
LINUX - Open Terminal and run the following commands.
$ chia keys show | grep 'Pool|Farmer'
ARE YOU AFFILIATED WITH CHIA NETWORK, INC.?
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ARE GB AND GIB THE SAME SIZE?
In short the answer is No.
A GiB is a standard unit used in the field of data processing and transmission, with a base capacity of 1024.
Whereas, a GB is defined having a base capacity of 1000.
For more information on GB to GiB conversion please visit this page.
WHY 12 TB HARD DRIVES?
This seems to be the best size to maximize K32 plots on average.
On average, a 12 TB drive can hold from 100 to 110 K32 Plots!
WHAT ABOUT PLOTTING K33, K34 AND K35 PLOTS?
Yes, we can take special orders where we can mix and match different K sizes to maximize hard drive storage. Currently, all K32 and greater plots are used for farming with the difference being due to two things: 1. to maximize hard drive space and 2. to make sure that Chia Network is future proof.
What does "future proof" mean?
As technology continues improve and get faster (Moore's Law), K32 plots could become obsolete because they could be potentially plotted really fast (potentially creating security issue) in the future.
Chia Network consensus rules could potentially move to K33 plots to be the minimum.
How long and if it will happen, we can't say. You can assume that the larger K plots will have an intrinsic option value based on the time they will remain valid on the network.
DO YOU NEED MY CHIA SECRET KEY?
Absolutely not! Keep your Secret Key a secret.
We will only need your Farmer Public Key and your Pool Public Key to add farmable plots to your hard drive.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY DRIVE TO BE SHIPPED BACK TO ME?
We usually ship hard drives out the day after receiving them.