Chia Network: What is a proof of space?

22/10/2020 - 08:26

A proof of space is a proof that a farmer has allocated a portion of their storage in a way that is very difficult to create in real time but efficient to pre-compute and store on a hard drive. The Chia Proof of Space Construction document goes deeply into the math and implementation considerations. A harvester can harvest multiple plots on the same machine. A farmer can then control multiple harvesters across many machines to manage the whole "farm."