Another Chia Fork has launched / is launching called Tad. You can find it on Github here. I was told a website is coming but not operational yet.
From my understanding Tad is another mostly direct Chia fork like Flax and Cactus, a new coin that we covered yesterday. However the value proposition here is that while solo farming Chia Blockchain NFT plots you will get your full rewards from a block reward, rather than just the 1/8 farmer reward. If you aren’t aware, right now if you farm NFT plots on Flax or other forks and you sign a block you will be given the farmer reward (0.25XCH + transaction fees in the Chia world) while the pool reward 7/8ths (the 1.75XCH portion) goes into the ether.
The solution that Tad has come up with is pretty interesting, and I kind of figured one would try this when the problem first cropped up. In fact that was my first question to Tad when they approached me claiming to offer full rewards for NFT plots.
Contrary to unpopular belief I am neither rare nor particularly adept at reading code. This does seem a bit like an obvious answer to the problem, and we will see how much this helps adoption of the coin. I think it honestly bodes well.
The main problem that occurs to me with this solution is what to do about actual pools. TadDaDam told me on discord he expects rewards to be plentiful because netspace is small, but that actually isn’t a great answer. One assumes if the coin is successful and worth farming, or even just fun like Flax, netspace will grow quickly. That will mean a need for pools very quickly, and I think there is a lot of custom work to make that work here.
Time will tell if Tad becomes worth anything. I do think that preparing for NFT plots in some fashion is the only way these forks will survive.