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Frequently Asked Questions

Have any questions about the Chia blockchain, Chia farming or Chia plotting that are not already answered then feel free to send us an email.

Where can I find my Chia Farmer key and my Pool key

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.

cd /Applications/Chia.app/Contents/Resources/app.asar.unpacked/daemon
./chia keys show


Finding your farmer and pool keys on Windows.

  1. Open the POWERSHELL WINDOWS by going to Start and typing POWERSHELL and pressing enter.
  2. Paste the following command in the line :
    cd ~\AppData\Local\Chia-Blockchain\app-1.1.3\resources\app.asar.unpacked\daemon\
    chia.exe keys show
  3. Never share your private keys ,only public keys are safe to be shared. You will find your keys in the output.
  4. Hopefully you will see a version number that looks like app-1.1.2 or app-1.1.3 etc. Replace the version number in the command on line 2 and try it again.
  5. If nothing works shoot us a message and we will look over it together

Is it safe to share my Chia Farmer key and Pool key?

Sharing your public keys is always safe. But don't trust our word for it, just ask around on the Chia forums or look up other resources. Your private keys should never be shared. Your private keys protect your Chia, if you give those out anybody can use your wallet to send transactions.

What is the average Chia plot generation time

The plot generation time differs based on the various hardware we employ. The average plot generation time is currently around 10 hours per plot. This is not including any waiting time before the plot starts. Plots are always started staggered so there is some delay between the creation of an order and the actual starting time of the plotting process.