So I have to be honest, I didn’t really start to look into this until my site started to get a ton of search traffic for Chives. This is not normal. So I looked into what Chives has been up to, and it seems like they have taken a wildly different approach to their blockchain while I wasn’t paying any attention.
Instead of trying to work as well as possible with Chia NFT plots like Flax, or ignoring the problem and architecting around it like Tad, Chives Coin has seemingly decided to go with a “beside Chia, not with Chia” approach. They have decided not to work with Chia’s K32 plots but only support K29, K30 and K31. This is very interesting because these plots are going to fit into a lot of spaces left behind on disks by Chia farmers. All my disks have a few room for Chives plots if I want.
They haven’t really documented this very well, although they are clear that they do not support Chia plots on their github, but it is a totally different approach to the other forks and I am not sure how that is going to go. Now, they still have their weird Proof of Service mechanic coming, and their strange community payout model instead of a pre-farm. I have no idea if this is worth farming, but I think the idea of preventing farming with Chia plots altogether is a bold and interesting move and I am curious if it works out for them. I just might download their client and plot a few k29s. It really doesn’t take very long. That’s why Chia doesn’t use them.