Because I couldn't find anything and didn't receive any help here, I wanted to share what I ended up doing to help others in the future. This is what I did to mine on NiceHash on OSX Sierra:
Run docker run hmage/cpuminer-opt -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://cryptonight.usa.nicehash.com:3355 -O [YOURMONEROADDRESS].[YOURWORKERNAME]:...
It is stored in /Users/[your username here]/.bitmonero
The .bitmonero folder is hidden by default, but it is there. The easiest is to open a Finder, hit CMD+SHIFT+G (keyboard shortcut for "Go to folder") and enter the path to open that location.
There is no publicly available reason as far as I know, but compiling on Windows is usually a bit more difficult to compiling on OSX and certainly on Linux. However, Ilya Kitaev has provided Windows build instructions in one of his branches. The instructions have, at the time of writing, not been PRed to master yet. The Windows compile instructions can be ...
If you run the provided binaries, it should be the same on all platforms, whereas if you plan to build from source, it's easier to use docker.
I find it easier to use docker on linux over windows because there is no need to add a port forwarding to the VM.
BTW, you don't need a dedicated hardware. Once the blockchain is fully synced, it doesn't consume ...
You will probably need to rescan the blockchain, this can be done with the command
It will take a while, also make sure you have a node running that simplewallet can talk to to do the refresh.
PLEASE NOTE!!!!!! With the launch of the official 0.13 Beryllium Bullet CLI and GUI wallets, the following guide is now redundant. You should be able to set up the Ledger Nano S without the need to complete this guide.
Part 1 - Check if you have Smart Card Services installed.
Open a Finder window. Then press CMD + SHIFT + G. Paste the following into the ...
goxed from bitcointalk has a fork of that repo that fixed the clang issues and works for me on macOS10.12. Here's what I did to use it without the formula:
brew install automake autoconf libtool curl jansson
brew link curl --force
git clone git://github.com/goxed/cpuminer-multi;cd cpuminer-multi
Unless you just want to pool mine, the monero daemon can CPU solo mine, and precompiled macOS executables are avaiable at https://getmonero.org/downloads/. Just tell monerod how many cores to use and your address, and you are on your way...
I know it's been a while since you asked this, but in case anyone else is wondering, you can easily install xmrig on MacOS by following the build instructions on Github.
First you need to install Xcode from the App Store, and then you have to install Homebrew.
Once you have those dependencies, you need to run the commands given on the xmrig OS X Build ...
The GUI is now able to directly generate a Ledger Monero wallet. Thus, please see this Q&A:
How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)?
We first have to ensure that we're sufficiently prepared. This entails the following:
This guide assumes you have already initialized your Ledger wallet and thus generated a 24 word ...
Permission denied is typically due to... bad permissions, unsurprisingly. You need at least execute permission (for owner if you own the file, for group if you're on its group, others otherwise).
Here, sudo fixes it, so it's likely you don't have read rights on the directory. Fix that. You probably saved this as root, which is a bad idea in the first place. ...
The easiest to use would probably be Windows, where all you need to do is download the .zip, extract it, and then run bitmonero.exe. It will take a little while to sync with the network on any OS (mostly depending on hard drive speed), but once it is synced, it uses only a small amount of resources.
If you intend to use the computer only for Monero, it is ...
The GUI wallet came packaged with a node compatible with the wallet. If you are running a node in the background while starting up the GUI try shutting it down and just start the GUI by itself. The node will start up and the GUI should run properly.
Disclaimer: I can only compare with my own mining experience.
Assuming this subquestion is about solo-mining. Short answer: Yes. Long answer: When you issue monerod status, you'll see both the network hash rate, as your own hash rate. E.g. if you're mining at 250 H/s and the network hash rate is 25.00 MH/s, you'll (on average) find 1 block out of every 100....
I tried to build from https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/blob/master/doc/compile_MacOS.md
with this cmake command
cmake . -DOPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl -DCUDA_ENABLE=OFF -DOpenCL_ENABLE=ON
It works. From the logs, my GPU is working.
I downloaded xmr-stack-cpu from here: http://macminer.fabulouspanda.com/commandline/xmrstakamd/
You can also build it yourself. I know you asked for something precompiled, but just in case:
I would recommend following the instructions to build from source (not using the brew package). https://github.com/monero-project/monero#compiling-monero-from-source.
Once you have the dependencies installed you just make debug in the cloned repository directory.
The Unlocked balance is showing the full value of the wallet. Does the Lock icon signify that my balance is locked? If so, how do I fix this?
It sounds like everything is working as designed. Unlocked just means that your coins are available for spending. If you were still syncing or if all of your available outputs were spent <10 blocks ago your balance ...
Downloading the tar.bz file. I will assume it is located in the normal "Downloads" directory, and it's name is monero-mac-x64-v0.10.3.1.tar.bz2. Other names/locations are fine but you'll have to adjust the process accordingly.
Open Terminal. Easiest way is ⌘+spacebar and type "Terminal", then hit enter.
Change to the Downloads directory. Type cd ~/...
I have been using YAM CPU miner for some time. You can download it from mega.nz. Note that that website doesn't support Safari properly. Either use Chrome or Firefox (or Tor Browser) instead.
Binaries are OS and CPU architecture specific. Examples:
Mac mini (late 2009) is Core2 architecture, so select yam-yvg1900-M8a-macos64-core2.tgz.
MacBook Pro (late ...
I have a working Monero (internal) node running on a 2010 Mac mini with 8 GB RAM and a slow 5400 rpm disk (which is the bottleneck I have read), so probably quite similar specs as your 2008 MacBook.
If you've installed the GUI in the Applications folder, then you should be able to import that raw blockchain into the daemon's LMDB database with the commands ...