Bitcoin-Stuff

Discussions on Bitcoin mining on the Mac. Particularly using MacMiner, and on Windows 10, using Bitcoin Miner.

You won’t make a fortune, you won’t make much at all in fact, but it is a bit of fun and still do’able, even for us small folk.

MacMiner

It’s no longer being developed, but it is being supported still. Which is very nice. You can download it from here. It has the unlikely site name of FabulousPanda. It can be a bit tricky to use, but stay with it. It’s nice. You can also download the source from Github if you are that keen to get into the internals. It compiles under XCode very nicely.

One major word of caution. It comes as a stand alone binary. Put it where ever you like to run it. Why not under Applications? But, it uses a configuration file that it looks for – but doesn’t create by default, in

/Users/your-name/Library/Application Support/MacMiner/bfgurls.conf

You have to create the MacMiner folder, and the file bfgurls.conf

Second Warning: Use vim in Terminal to create the bfgurls.conf file – if it’s not a PURE unix text file, the JASON interpreter that MacMiner uses will barf on the file. Big headaches.

This is an example bfgurls.conf file. In fact this is my working list of pools. Feel free to send me bitcoins to any of those addresses – just enough for a beer would be nice …

{
"pools" : [
        {
                "url"  :  "stratum+tcp://de.ckpool.org:3333",
                "user" : "1GUym8dmWSHVQviHeVCdorZU98ZEeAmuFg.0",
                "pass" : "x"
        },
	{
		"url"  : "stratum+tcp://stratum.solo.nicehash.com:3334",
		"user" : "17FrGCZZNGtrruYkY8ZTUrRzeA9891Qd6E.1",
		"pass" : "x"
	},
        {
                "url"  : "stratum+tcp://eu.stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333",
                "user" : "ShanghaiTimes.worker1",
                "pass" : "x"
        }
]

}

For those of you who may have spent a bit of time already mining, you will quickly realise that two of them are Lotto pools, and the last one is a ‘standard’ mining pool.

More to come. Windows 10 and Bitcoin Miner, a nice little app that can quickly earn you pennies!

 

Money for Nothing – Satoshi Faucet will stack up your bits. Fun, fun, fun…