NEW Chia Coin Plotting Crypto Mining/Farming Q&A Part 2

Part 2 addresses the environmentally friendly claims of Chia Network, figuring out ideal plotting settings, the Chia wallet and the underlying hardware investment in farming Chia. Robbie and Jeff once again curate the top questions we've received about the new and exciting Chia Network: A cryptocurrency that can be mined on a Raspberry Pi and turn as much profit as a traditional mining rig while using very little electricity.

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Robbie and Jeff curate the top questions we've received about the new and exciting Chia Network: A cryptocurrency that can be mined on a Raspberry Pi and turn as profit as a traditional mining rig while using very little electricity. Part 1 mainly deals with understanding the storage requirements of Chia farming, both on the plotter and on the farm.

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