On the face of it, I read some of the green paper and using SSD space to plot and save Proof of Space seems much more environmentally friendly and common sense than the Proof of work for bitcoin. This seems like a common sense progression to me and makes much more sense than Proof of stake. It also seems much more secure than Mining Proof of Work for 51% attack. From what I've gathered, people set aside 100gb+ blocks of hard drive or ssd space and that is plotted and assigned to validate the ledger of tranactions.
There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what machines are best to mine chia. We also have a lot of experts in the virco chia plotter deal yesterday but nobody actually said what they were running or backed up their argument mich. Some say raspberry pi with Nas, some using desktop with external USB drives, some use dedicated servers which makes the most sense to me as rack servers are easy to store and have the most hard drive space and ram and a lot of cores.
Wondering if anybody can share some knowledge about chia pool?
I have some questions but im embarassed to ask in SSD and Hard drive deals as he guy who posted got downvoted in the SSD deal
How many plots do you need to get any chia?
Also why do you use SSD not hard drive
It looks like hard drive price/gb economy is much better and while slower lifetime will be much longer
Is there a speed difference in mining between SSD and Hard drive?
Do people build Chia rigs and how in Australia?
Is there a compute or CPU/RAM bottleneck?
Do you have specialised rigs or do it at home?
Are you long chia or sell it when you get it?
How much chia have you mined, how long did it take and what rigs are you running?