How To Mine Litecoins On A Mac

How To Mine Litecoins On A Mac

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A lot of Macintosh users are wondering if and how they can Mine Litecoins (LTC) on a Mac, or Macbook Pro. This is very easy, and surely possible to do, as a lot of the active LTC miners have an Apple computer. Although it is possible, some people still need some extra guidance on setting up a miner on a Mac. But, don’t worry, just follow this guide and you’ll be mining Litecoins in a matter of minutes!

The first step you need to take is to download a Litecoin mining client. You can find our selection of Litecoin miners here. As you can see on that page, there are several miners available for Windows and Mac, just choose one of your liking and we can proceed to the next step.

The next step requires us to register on a Litecoin mining pool. A mining pool is a group of people all mining on the same block, and then the Litecoins that are gained from mining that block are spread along the miners who participated in the mining group. This concept works way faster then mining a single Litecoin block yourself, as it would take you a few days to mine one, and the reward would only be 50 LTC. There are various mining pools on the internet, and the most popular ones are Coinotron and Pool-X.

After you have registered on a mining pool, it is time to start up your mining software. Input your details, worker name, password and the port that the pool uses, and you should be ready to go! Please be aware that before the mining program starts to mine, it needs to download the complete blockchain from mined blocks, as it needs to see on which block it can continue to mine. Blocks that are already mined can’t be mined again, and the software needs to search for the latest block to mine on.

If you have trouble setting up your mining installation, please leave a comment below so I can help you out. Your problem may also be helpful to other people who have the same issue, so please do leave your questions or problems below.

2 comments

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for the guide!

    I have one question. I have signed up with pool X, and I want to start mining on that pool with multiple computers that I have in my office. My boss thought this was a fantastic idea as we have a bunch of brand new mac towers that we use for video editing. The idea is to start them running (along with a few imacs) during the night to hopefully mine a few litecoins.

    My question is, how can I have multiple computers mining litecoins on pool x? Do I ‘add slaves’. I am limited in my technical experience here. Also, would it be more effective to just solo mine with these computers? If so, any idea how to set that up?

    Apologies, but if you could explain it to me as a complete newb, that would be awesome!

    • Yes, it is completely possible to run multiple computers on the same “miner” from your chosen mining pool. I think your best bet as of now would be mining the Litecoins in pool mining mode, because the difficulty of the blocks has risen a lot, because Litecoins are getting more and more popular each day.

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