Cryptomining with chia in practice: clean money-making or hard drive death?

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Chia is supposed to create what popular crypto currencies such as Ethereum and Bitcoin have so far failed: Generating new units without exorbitant energy consumption with an equally secure blockchain. This promise of sustainability and the unusual focus on storage space as the basis have brought Chia a lot of attention in the wake of the general crypto hype. The possibility of potentially earning money with it does of course not detract from its popularity.

In addition, the panning to the more readily available and usually abundant storage media that is already available at home attracts private users who have previously been deterred by high graphics card prices or the waste of energy. At first glance, the entry barrier to even taking part and making money appears to be quite low.

Cryptomining and NFTs

What in theory sounds like an ideal concept for earning some money with the PC with a clear conscience on the side, is then more complex in reality. We show what’s behind the hype, how to “farm” chia and whether the effort can be financially worthwhile for you.

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