The ChivesCoin client is buildable from GitHub, and an intrepid user Zhaelthas from the Chia Fork Farmers discord has built it in Ubuntu and been sharing some data and screenshots about the project. Right now it looks fairly similar to Chia and the other coins, but there are a few major differences. To be clear, I do not recommend doing this. I don’t have evidence that this is a malicious project, but my gut is telling me its not entirely on the up and up, especially since they launched with some names and faces on their website and took them down when we (and probably others) noticed they were using stock photos.
The first unique part to this fork is their plan to pay out the Timelords as a hybrid proof-of-stake model. This might be interesting, but I’m not a huge fan of proof-of-stake to begin with and we havent seen this hybrid model in action yet. So I am skeptical.
The second, and most pertinent to my readers here, is that you will need to replot in order to farm ChivesCoin. I think this means the project is basically dead on arrival, as the only thing that has made Flax and other coins blow up in netspace so rapidly is that you can farm existing Chia plots at no additional cost, as well as use the vast library of Chia plotting tools like Mad Max to plot for them. The opportunity cost of plotting for an altcoin with no appreciable value is high.
Right now you cannot build on Windows, and I am told it only worked on Ubuntu 20.04 and wouldn’t build on Ubuntu 18.04. It also appears they will farm out 10% on top of the proof-of-stake portion as a “community fund” under their control. This feels like a pre-farm with no limit. As of now I will be recommending you avoid Chives. When I can build it on Windows and run it on my test farm I will have more information. Right now it doesn’t even look like their introducer is up and they haven’t “publicly” launched, even though their mainnet exists.