I stumbled upon Burstcoin
lately and it intrigued me. I was not into cryptocurrency prior to this and being a Mac
user I found that there was little support available, plus all the tools seem to be targeted towards Windows
(and some for Linux
). So I thought that I'd put together the steps I used to plot my hard drive for Burstcoin
mining in case anyone else finds it useful!
This guide will require use of the Terminal
, so get ready for some typing. You will also need to install Xcode
from the App Store
First you will need mjminer
source code, you can download it from GitHub
. After downloading it, unzip the contents and open up the Terminal
to the location of where you unzipped these files.
If you haven't used Xcode command line tools
, you will be prompted to install them, just follow the steps there and when done return to this guide.
Type in the following in the Terminal
(substitute the location of where you unzipped mjminer
The above will compile mjminer
, you will get output similar to this:
To plot your drive, you do not need your wallet running and you don't have to have activated your wallet either. You should, however, activate your wallet by getting a starting burst coin from a facet
and then updating your account info, which will cost 1 coin, so you'll be back to zero balance.
While doing that, from your burst wallet, click the More Info
link under the account balance to get your numeric ID
. This ID will be needed for plotting. You can see where this is found in the screenshot below:
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