Chia is a cryptocurrency that is digital money used to buy services and products or used for trading purposes. Chia depends on the hard disk’s memory instead of the processing power (like other cryptocurrencies, i.e., Bitcoin).
The user investing in the Chia blockchain is known as the farmer. The hard disk storage dedicated by a farmer for “Chia” is known as “Proof of space”, and the time invested by the farmer is referred to as “Proof of time”.
To manage the parameters of the Chia blockchain, a Chia client application can be installed on different operating systems. This post aims to provide an installation method for Chia on Ubuntu 22.04.
How to Install Chia on Ubuntu 22.04?
To install Chia on Ubuntu, Chia’s Debian package is acquired from the official website. The subsequent steps will guide for the successful installation of Chia on Ubuntu 22.04:
Step 1: Download the Debian Package File of Chia
To install the Chia blockchain, download the Debian package from its official website using the command:
$ wget -c https://download.chia.net/latest/x86_64-Ubuntu-gui
Note: To get the latest Debian package file of Chia, you can go to the following link:
When the package is downloaded, list down the contents to confirm the download:
Step 2: Install Chia
Now, install the Debian package of the Chia using the dpkg package manager with the command:
$ sudo dpkg -i x86_64-Ubuntu-gui
The package of the chia is installed.
Step 3(Optional): Run Chia on Ubuntu 22.04
When the package is installed, search “chia” in the applications menu search bar and the following interface may appear:
After opening, the following screen appears which asks for further configuration:
Now, users can configure “Chia” as per their requirement.
How to Uninstall Chia From Ubuntu 22.04?
If you are not using the Chia-Blockchain anymore and want to remove it from Ubuntu 22.04, use the following command:
$ sudo dpkg -r chia-blockchain
The chia-blockchain is removed now. That’s it from this installation guide!
To install “Chia” on Ubuntu 22.04, download the latest Debian package file from “https://downloads.chia.net/” and then install it using the “dpkg” or “apt” tool. Chia is a different kind of cryptocurrency that follows “Proof of space and Proof time” instead of proof of work (as in many cryptocurrencies). In this post, we have demonstrated a detailed installation method of Chia on Ubuntu 22.04.