Notes from Chia

August 8, 2022

Help Test BladeBit 2.0 with our New Chia Beta Program

Today, we are launching the Chia Beta Program, a new way for one of the largest and most decentralized communities in blockchain to help ...

August 8, 2022

Announcing Bladebit 2.0

Chia is releasing new plotting software called Bladebit Disk, utilizing the high-performance code from the in-memory plotter Bladebit, wi...

July 29, 2022

CAT1 Vulnerability Explained - CVE and CWE

Part of our commitment to the security of the Chia blockchain and community is providing transparency around security and the lessons lea...

July 25, 2022

Upgrading the CAT Standard

Updated July 27, 2022 at 17:00 UTC ‎Reissuance is Underway.

June 29, 2022

1.4.0 - Introducing the Chia NFT1 Standard

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the next milestone of our journey: The Chia NFT1 standard on mainnet. Our NFT0 testnet rel...

June 9, 2022

Why I joined a blockchain as CMO during “crypto winter”

☀️ A “crypto summer” school thesisI started learning about blockchain, crypto and web3 in January, after a surge of 2021 media activity t...

June 8, 2022

Cypherpunks in Sportcoats: The Fundamental Value of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains

In the not too distant past, a pack of the uninformed chanted “Blockchain not Bitcoin!” This was “proof of no IQ,” as a secure decentrali...

May 11, 2022

Our Vision for Chia NFTs

In October 2021, Chia began exploring the NFT space and the role that we can play in it. We believe the Chia blockchain provides differen...

April 19, 2022

1.3.4 - Improved Token Management

We’ve done some remodeling on the GUI, so you’ll find that things have moved around.

April 6, 2022

Announcing Chia Dashboards

Today, I’m excited to announce the public release of our Chia Dashboards. The site currently has 3 dashboards providing a glimpse into th...

March 19, 2022

Chia Mainnet Year One

In celebration of Chia Mainnet’s first year, we share some thoughts and a nifty infographic below.‎ ‎As we look back on the first year of...

March 17, 2022

Cypherpunks in Sportcoats: Tech is Eating Your Fin

Those applying traditional financial industry modes of interpretation around market sizes and incumbency are doomed to fail at predicting...

March 4, 2022

Divided We Fork

Chia version 1.3 (coming Soon®) will have many new features and some significant upgrades. One change we’ve talked about a bit less is th...

February 23, 2022

The Clovyr Developer Challenge Results!

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February 22, 2022

Zoned storage - Using SMR Drives for Chia Farming?

Here is a picture of robots building a giant hard drive generated by AI, for no good reason - by Seth Jenks

February 14, 2022

CHia Improvement Proposals

A flow chart for CHIPs not to be confused with CHiPSHave you ever read through Chia’s source code or protocols and thought, I have an id...

February 10, 2022

1.3 Beta Release

We at Chia have been working hard to bring many of our new features together into one easy-to-use release. Today, we’re proud to announce...

February 9, 2022

The Chia Developer Forums Launch

February 2, 2022

Version 2.0 of the Chia Business Whitepaper

Today we release version 2.0 of the Chia Business Whitepaper. Much has changed since the first versions of this document including Chia b...

January 18, 2022

Learn Chialisp with Clovyr and Compete in our Upcoming Developer Challenge

January 12, 2022

Chia Offers Are Here

January 10, 2022

Understanding the Changes in the New Light Wallet

In the coming weeks, we’ll be making some major updates to the official Chia client with v1.3. One of the biggest will be bringing the li...

December 21, 2021

Happy Holidays from Chia!

December 17, 2021

Announcing the launch of!

December 16, 2021

How Do Hard Drives Fail?

November 15, 2021

The CAT's Out Of The Bag: Chia Releases the CAT1 Standard

October 21, 2021

Chia's Bug Bounty Program Has Launched with Bugcrowd

October 20, 2021

Mining vs. Farming, the Data Behind Being Green

October 18, 2021

Chia Joins the Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance

October 12, 2021

Chia Releases Public AWS Image for Bluebox Timelords

Chia Blockchain - Bluebox Timelord AMI Release

October 5, 2021

30 hours to 30 minutes, Chia’s Release Automation Story

On March 17th, 2021, the roughly 15 chia engineers responsible for launching mainnet had just finished the “go, no go” checklist for laun...

September 23, 2021

Chia Token Standard Naming

TL;DR: The Chia token standard is going to be called CAT1

September 10, 2021

Important Version 1.2.6 Information

Version 1.2.6 Released!

August 30, 2021

Chia Joins the Open Compute Project

Targeting a circular economy for storage

August 18, 2021

Chia Cultivation Grant Program

TL;DR Chia is launching the Chia Cultivation Grant to invest in independent developers who are looking to create new and exciting tools t...

August 3, 2021

Chia and SSD Endurance - Big Progress, Less Waste

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post about Chia and SSD endurance. The Chia proof of space construction requires a lot of sorting on te...

July 13, 2021

A Vision for DeFi in Chia

In addition to a new consensus algorithm, with Chia we’ve also built a new on-chain programming environment called Chialisp which is just...

July 9, 2021

How to Pick a Chia Pool

Knowing how to find a safe, secure, and trustworthy pool is important. There are many pools bidding for your plots, and it is your respon...

July 7, 2021

Official Pooling Protocol Launched

TL;DR: The new plot format has arrived. Upgrade to version 1.2.0 of the Chia Blockchain software to start plotting for pools now and be s...

June 30, 2021

Pooling Protocol Testing Entering Phase 2

Today we are entering the second phase of our testing and roll out of the official pooling protocol. This phase is for pooling operators ...

June 15, 2021

Common Misconceptions, Vol. 1

Chia is a complex system. There is a lot of nuance and technicalities involved in understanding how all the components of Chia work toget...

June 13, 2021

AMA - Plotting Speed and Security in Chia

With the release of the MadMax plotter there has been a lot of confusion about what improved plotting speeds mean to the security of the ...

May 28, 2021

Securing Your Chia - How to Be a Hard Target

Many people are coming into Chia that are brand new to crypto. Many are veterans in crypto but new to computer hardware. Farming and plot...

May 27, 2021

Aggregated Signatures, Taproot, Graftroot, and Standard Transactions

In Chia we’re using BLS signatures which enable noninteractive signature aggregation. In this post I’ll explain how that fits into the sy...

May 24, 2021

Chia and SSD Endurance

Overview of Chia plotting and farming

March 17, 2021

Chia 1.0 Mainnet

Today we release version 1.0 of the Chia Blockchain.

March 15, 2021

Chia Mainnet Update - March 15

We want to give you an update on mainnet timing and our general plans around the launch.

March 4, 2021

Farming and Electricity Usage in Chia

Come join a cocktail hour panel Friday March 5 and learn about the most efficient way to farm large quantities of plotted storage and tal...

February 22, 2021

Chia Plotting Basics


February 16, 2021

Meet the Plotting Experts

Come join a cocktail hour panel with Chia whales^H^H^H^H^H^H experts in plotting.

February 10, 2021

The Chia Business White Paper

Yesterday evening we released the first version of our Business White Paper. The goal of this document was to go into depth on the transf...

November 10, 2020

Pools in Chia

Update: Check the Pooling FAQ for more updates.

October 8, 2020

OG Space Farming Contest

A faster plotter and a k=32 plot size minimum mean it’s time for a new farming contest!

July 31, 2020

A T-shirt Contest for Space Farmers

Now that the finalized plot format is out in Beta 1.8 and Beta 1.9, it’s time for some fun.

April 29, 2020

Launching Coloured Coins

Update: The Chia token standard is going to be called CAT1. Read more here.

February 25, 2020

So You Want to Be a Space Farmer?

With the release of Alpha 1.4 of the Chia blockchain there is no better time to become a farmer of Space and Time! The Chia testnet block...

November 27, 2019

Introducing Chialisp

We just launched our first version of the Chialisp language and on-chain programming environment, which introduces a new and much better ...

November 26, 2019

Introducing The Alpha Release Of The Chia Blockchain

The Chia blockchain and consensus algorithm aims to provide a more environmentally friendly, decentralized, and secure alternative to pro...

July 18, 2019

Chia VDF Competition Round 2 Results and Announcements

Congratulations to Sundersoft for winning both tracks of the second Chia VDF competition and earning $100,000!

July 17, 2019

This Week in Tech interviews Bram Cohen about Chia, and Libra

Following the release of our green paper and the launch of our Proof of Space competition Chia has received lots of positive attention fr...

July 7, 2019

Chia Network Announces Proof of Space Competition with $100k in Total Prize Money

We’re excited to announce Chia’s Proof of Space competition. In Chia’s Proof of Space, rewards are given to farmers that can prove that t...

April 4, 2019

Chia Network Announces 2nd VDF Competition with $100,000 in Total Prize Money

A few months ago we wrapped up our initial VDF implementation competition and were amazed by the excellent quality of the submissions. Th...

March 25, 2019

Building a Sustainable Blockchain, With Your Help

Decentralized, digital currencies will soon evolve from being a futuristic concept to a mainstream reality. They’ll offer liquidity to th...

January 17, 2019

Chia VDF Competition Round 1 Results and Announcements

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of Chia Network’s Verifiable Delay Function (VDF) competition. The round conclu...

November 7, 2018

Chia VDF Competition Guide

Chia Network recently launched a three month long competition to create faster implementations of our proofs of time and get a better han...

June 11, 2018

The ASIC Resistance of Proof of Space

A recent podcast speculated quite a bit about the economics of Chia Network’s new proof of space and time consensus algorithm.