How do I mine a block on macOS? (Scrypt/SHA-256/X11)
applies to Scrypt, SHA-256 and X11
updated February 23, 2020, 5:35 pm
Use the following instructions to mine a block on macOS.
Open your wallet, and make sure your wallet is connected with a node.
Your wallet is connected when you see the icon in the lower right corner of your wallet.
The message “Syncing Headers (0,0%)” will disappear once you mine your first block.
Note: replace “examplecoin” with the name of your coin.
Close your wallet and create the file examplecoin.conf in the folder “$HOME/Library/Application Support/Examplecoin/”.
Paste the following text into examplecoin.conf and save the file.
Open your wallet.
Create a .sh file named mine.sh in the same folder where you extracted example-cli with the following content.
echo Press [CTRL+C] to stop mining.
./examplecoin-cli generate 1
Save the file mine.sh.
Click the Finder icon in your dock.
Go to the directory where you extracted examplecoin-qt.
E.G. cd Downloads
Execute the following command in Terminal to make mine.sh executable.
chmod +x mine.sh
Execute the following command in Terminal to start mining your first block.
It will take about +/- 30 minutes to mine your first block, depending on your computer hardware.