Chia plotting service FAQ
On Chia version 1.2.0 and above
Simply open the Keys page in Chia GUI and click the "eye" icon.
On Chia version before 1.2.0
Linux and MacOS
To find your farmer and pool keys on Linux or MacOS you can use the following command:
chia keys show | grep 'Pool\|Farmer'
If you use the GUI on MacOS try:
./chia keys show
- Open the Command Prompt by going to Start and typing
cmdand pressing enter.
- Paste the following command in the line
%APPDATA%/..Local/chia-blockchain/app-1.1.6/resources/app.asar.unpacked/daemon/chia.exe keys show
You will find your keys in the output. If you got an error you might be on another version of chia application. To figure out which version you need type
cd %APPDATA%/. /Local/chia-blockchain/
Hopefully you will see a version number that looks like
app-1.1.6 etc. Replace the version number in the command on line 2 and try it again.
If nothing works send us a message at email@example.com and we will look over it together.
First you need to join a Chia pool (see the next question).
Using Chia GUI
- Open the Pool page
- Hover over the
?icon next to the plot NFT name
- Click the "Copy to Clipboard" icon
Using the command line
chia plotnft show
If everything is ok, you should get a pool contract address which starts with
The amount of Chia that a farmer can earn is proportional to the percentage of the network that they own. For example, a farmer that owns 0.25% of the total network space can expect to win 0.25% of the blocks. As the Chia network™ is growing daily, it becomes incrementally more difficult to win Chia (XCH) coins as a solo farmer. When the network space reaches 1 EB a farmer with 10 TB of space would own 0.00001% of the network and can expect to wait over 20 days to win a single block. If they are unlucky they could easily be waiting several months. Somebody with less than 10 TB of space could be waiting a lot longer.
You can reduce the waiting period for a possible reward and increase your chances by joining a pool. We recommend you to join Chiahub pool. Since the entire space of the pool determines the chances of winning, you start earning a small amount of Chia much quicker compared to participating as an individual.
Pools require new, special plots. All previously created plots cannot be used for pooling – only for single farming. These new so-called “portable plots” will enable owners to move the plots from one pool to another. If you are looking to buy portable plots, feel free to place your order on our website and receive portable plots as soon as we generate them.
Go to the chia directory where the Chia binary is located (see “How do I get my farmer public key and pool public key”) and run the following command:
chia plots check -n 30 -l -g [plot file name]
Yes, Chia plots are very large files and there is always the chance of network interruption. It's highly recommended you use a download manager so that if something goes wrong you can continue the download where you left off. It can also help your speed if you pick a download manager that has multi-segmenting support. Although do please stick to just a handful of threads so that no rate-limits are imposed on the download. Here are a couple of example applications, you can also check the extension market for your favourite browser.