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Start Mining Litecoin With Your Mac in Under 5 Minutes

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A short tutorial teaching users how to mine LITECOIN with their MAC computers in less than 5 minutes. Step 1: Register an account at https://www.coinhuntr.com/ Create a new worker. Step 2: Download the CPUMiner program at http://sourceforge.net/projects/cpuminer/ Unzip this in your Downloads folder Step 3: Open the 'Terminal' Application (Applications - Utilities - Terminal). Run the following commands: cd Downloads chmod 755 minerd ./minerd -o stratum+tcp://usa1.coinhuntr.com:3333 -u USERNAME.WORKER_NAME -p WORKER_P­ASS Where USERNAME, WORKER_NAME, and WORKER_PASS are replaced by your Poolerino username, worker name, and worker password, respectively. Happy Mining!
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Arpan Nag (10 months ago)
the site is gone it seems.
TheOgTDent (10 months ago)
Arpan Nag ive noticed that too
Gene Williams (10 months ago)
AWARA JATT (11 months ago)
admin contact me cant do this always error in terminal pls contact me at whatsapp +92 300 2929813 pls
Royal Lizalfos (1 year ago)
Travel With Kyle (11 months ago)
Another option would be great! Yes, CoinHuntr doesn't work :(
JL Royal (11 months ago)
CoinHuntr doesn't work anymore though, is there another one you recommend? Sorry for bugging you man
Royal Lizalfos (11 months ago)
JL Royal yes through the video
JL Royal (11 months ago)
Did you ever get this figured out man?
Jam 1 (1 year ago)
Asteroid miner http://kaitect.com/12L7 for mac osx gpu mining
Ricky32908 (2 years ago)
okay, how do i add a USB miner??
lemonpillow720 (3 years ago)
what mining pool can i use now?
Derek Moyer (3 years ago)
Last login: Wed Nov 19 05:10:31 on ttys000 Derek-Moyers-MacBook-Pro:~ moyer21$ cd Downloads/ Derek-Moyers-MacBook-Pro:Downloads moyer21$ chmod 755 minerd Derek-Moyers-MacBook-Pro:Downloads moyer21$ ./minerd -o stratum+tcp://stratum.f2pool.com:8888 -bash: ./minerd: cannot execute binary file Derek-Moyers-MacBook-Pro:Downloads moyer21$ 
Jacob Robertson (4 years ago)
Mine says "-bash: ./minerd: cannot execute binary file" it is exactly the same as the video. Any advice?
As Nee (4 years ago)
+Benjamin Frankly  me 2
Robbie Giametta (4 years ago)
When I try to do this, typing everything correctly and following the steps you provided, all I get is a "Try minerd --help for more information." and that's it. Any idea why this could be? Thanks
Aarin Jain (10 months ago)
the same thing is happing to me
Robbie Giametta (4 years ago)
+ShortTutorials I'm using a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010/2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo). It's working now. I'm not sure what I did differently, but it works now. Thanks for your help anyway!
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Can you upload a screen shot? Also, what type of computer are you using?
raydanator (4 years ago)
Thanks for the great tutorial! Just wondering, since I'm a total newb here- Will LTC mining wear hardware down quickly on a 13" Macbook Pro 2009? I know the fans/processor/everything will be running fairly maxed out and I'd still like to use my computer at the same time. Just curious how much strain is being put on the machine itself, or if you have any good beginner guides/FAQ's you'd recommend. Thanks ShortTutorials!!
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Try adding the option "-t 1" or "-t 2" onto the end of the command. This will limit your mining to 1 or 2 threads, which should reduce the overall load on your CPU. Let me know if this helps!
raydanator (4 years ago)
+ShortTutorials Ah gotcha! Yeah I'm cruising around 97 degrees Celsius right now :/ What would you recommend to dedicate less CPU to minerd? Thank you for all the help too!
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Great question. I would download a program to monitor your computer's CPU temperatures and fan speeds, like SMCFanControl. If you're hardware is getting hotter than 75-85 degrees, you're definitely putting it at risk. I personally prefer keeping internal temperatures at 65 or less. 
Alan Rosas (4 years ago)
I followed all the steps, but I went back to my coinhuntr dashboard and it has no hashrate, do you know if this method is still working?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Yup. Give it a bit. It usually takes 20-30 minutes for the hashrate to show on the pool website! 
Hassan Lahlou (4 years ago)
Same here. please let me know if you get an answer!
Gianluca Piccioni (4 years ago)
I'm from Italy and i'm using USA's server. Terminal work, but after show the threads, there is "accepted (0/x)" (x= number that depends). Is normal? In the site there isn't showed my Hashrate, is ever 0.00.... Problems?
Gianluca Piccioni (4 years ago)
Okay, now the system accept threads. But in the site don't result it :/
Stephanie Mojica (4 years ago)
Great video. I have had SOME luck with mining Litecoin following your instructions, but for some reason it stops mining like for hours at a time such as when I leave my house. I don't have any screen savers; for some reason it seems to "know" I'm not at the computer and it stalls and doesn't mine anything until I'm active again on the computer. Can anyone help?
Stephanie Mojica (4 years ago)
+ShortTutorials Yes it does thanks!
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Go to "System Preferences > Energy Saver". Change "Computer Sleep" to "Never". Does this help?
Ryan Ramey (4 years ago)
I have a late 2012 27-in. iMac that use to mine Litecoin and Dogecoin. It comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512 MB Graphics and has 4 slots for an 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory card. Only two of those four slots are filled. Would it be worth it to upgrade the graphics card? Additionally, would it be worth it to get 2 more memory cards to fill the remaining spots? By 'Is it worth it?' I mean will it increase my hashrate? Thanks for any help or direction!
Ryan Ramey (4 years ago)
+ShortTutorials would the information on that link be beneficial for mining Dogecoin as well?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
To my knowledge, adding memory cards will not noticeably increase your hashrate. However, upgrading your Graphics Cards will definitely increase your hashrate. Check out https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison for a comparison of expected hashrates for various cards. 
Giselle Barraza (4 years ago)
Can I add multiple workers. Does that help? If so how do I do it?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Yes, you can add multiple workers. However, a single worker will use all of your computer's power, so there is no point in launching two workers on a single machine. Multiple workers are generally used by people who are mining on many individual computers!
Ben Mitchell (4 years ago)
do you use a (or multiple) usb asics? If so which model they all seem to be solely for bitcoin.
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
All ASICs are specifically for Bitcoin! ASIC stands for Application Specific Integrated Circuit - that is, ASICs are circuit boards built specifically for mining bitcoin and nothing else! Litecoin and other alternative cryptocurrencies use a different mining algorithm (the scrypt algorithm), which is designed to NOT work on ASICs. This was done intentionally, so that regular people with consumer hardware could mine competitively.
Isaac Landaverde (4 years ago)
thanks for the help man! :)
Pablo del Pino (4 years ago)
Do I stop mining once I turn terminal off? Can I make several workers mine at the same time?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Yes, mining stops when you turn off terminal. A single worker will use all of your computer's power, so there is no point in launching two workers on a single machine. Multiple workers are generally used by people who are mining on many individual computers!
MR1shank (4 years ago)
Can i mine litecoin with my GPU on mac?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Yup! Check out Start Mining Dogecoin With Your Mac's GPU In Under 4 Minutes. That video shows you how to mine Dogecoin on your GPU. To mine Litecoin instead, do everything the same except use your Litecoin pool from this video instead of the dogecoin pool from that video. 
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Just close the terminal window!
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Can you elaborate on this? What type of USB drive are you trying to use?  
wilbert sanchez (4 years ago)
How do you solo mine for litecoin
incredible Gamers (4 years ago)
any way to contact you email or something ?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
Commenting here is the best way to get in contact with me!
wilbert sanchez (4 years ago)
how do you increase the khash? im getting 7 
wilbert sanchez (4 years ago)
+ShortTutorials yeah, you should do hardware that works with mac, also cheap. i have snowleapard so i dont know which hardware to buy.
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
This program is optimized to get the most out of your CPU. If you're looking to increase your khash, try mining with your GPU (I have another video explaining how to do this), mining with more computers, or investing in some mining specific hardware!
Y8Gaming (4 years ago)
Love it!
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
+kelly33507 If you had typed it the way you typed the commend, the issue was probably that the "D" in "Downloads" needs to be uppercase. Terminal is case-sensitive! 
kelly33507 (4 years ago)
when entering this into the terminal after i do cd downloads/  i get this message "-bash: cd: downloads/: No such file or directory"
kelly33507 (4 years ago)
ugh nvm. i moved minerd file out of the downloads folder onto the desktop.
Oisin (4 years ago)
how do i link this to my wallet?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
+oisinm25 I've been making these tutorials on a 2012 macbook air
Oisin (4 years ago)
awesome ive subscribed, what sort of model mac you got?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
+oisinm25 CPU - I'll post a GPU mining tutorial later this week!
Oisin (4 years ago)
thanks for the reply, I'm also wondering does this use the gpu or the cpu?
ShortTutorials (4 years ago)
This will deposit the coin you mine into your Coinhuntr Account. From within the mining pool website, you can request either manual payouts, or set automatic payouts each time your balance reaches a certain level. On coinhuntr specifically, this can be found under "Account > Settings"

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