Mining on a MacOS

Hi,

I try to start mining om my MacPro, but have some problems.
At first it takes some days that it synchronise it and I was needed twice to restart the application, while it was still - nothing has been done there only has a message:

Last scheduled hard fork time shows a daemon update is needed now

I have the latest downloaded 2.1.1.1 for MacOS from the electroneum site.
After the restart the synchronisation was finished but still have there this error and the ming will not start.

When I tried to do a update check i receive this message:
2019-07-04 10:25:44.327 0x70000307d000 WARN daemon src/daemon/rpc_command_executor.cpp:1672 not rpc
2019-07-04 10:25:44.341 0x70000307d000 WARN daemon.rpc src/rpc/core_rpc_server.cpp:1569 check for software: electroneum; buildtag: macOS-x64; subdir:cli
2019-07-04 10:25:44.475 0x70000307d000 WARN daemon src/daemon/rpc_command_executor.cpp:1675 rpc error
Error: Problem fetching info – Error checking for updates

I don’t know where is the problem, but I thing can it be in the opened ports on my router?

Please help me.
Thanks.

Hi @Alfista. Welcome to the forum.

What is your reason to want to mine ETN on your mac?? The coin is designed to be mined by ASICs that are specifically designed to maximise the likelihood of getting a block. A mac wont have the hashing power to be very successful at this.

Mining at home will help you learn about blockchains though.

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Hi,
Thank. I have running it on my phone too, but I have my Mac running as a server and it has too many free time so I will that it is doing something more and will that it helps too.
I’m new in it and will learn it and find where by the configuration I have done the mistakes and will that it work.

Thanks.

I cross-mine on iMac with xmr-stak i.e. not direct mining on the etn blockchain. it gives 10-30 etn/day.
More info at
http://etngpu.thorshammer.cc/#general
t.me/ThorsHammerMining

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In preparation to the weekend outages on the wallets and exchanges, thorshammer will be halting ETN payouts until Monday. The hash will continue to accumulate SUMO coins over the weekend and exchange them for ETN for payouts on Monday.

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the update CLI commands are not implemented (afaik)

update check
update download
update update

will generate an error like this:

update check
2019-07-04 14:45:44.705 7820    WARN    daemon  src/daemon/rpc_command_executor.cpp:1672        not rpc
2019-07-04 14:45:44.708 7820    WARN    daemon.rpc      src/rpc/core_rpc_server.cpp:1569        check for software: electroneum; buildtag: win-x64; subdir:cli
2019-07-04 14:45:44.897 7820    WARN    daemon  src/daemon/rpc_command_executor.cpp:1675        rpc error
Error: Problem fetching info -- Error checking for updates

Regarding ports open or not, does electroneumd (update/download) a local copy of the blockchain? (command status to check your current height)

status
Height: 586640/586639 (100.0%) on mainnet, not mining, net hash 3.90 GH/s, v7, update needed, 8(out)+0(in) connections, uptime 4d 23h 58m 23s

PS: mining ETN on your mac is not recommended anymore, but you can “cross-mine” another crypto on ThorsHammer and get paid in ETN

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Hi,

yes I have these errors after that commands:

update download

2019-07-08 11:01:36.392 0x70000307d000 WARN daemon src/daemon/rpc_command_executor.cpp:1672 not rpc

2019-07-08 11:01:36.392 0x70000307d000 WARN daemon.rpc src/rpc/core_rpc_server.cpp:1569 download for software: electroneum; buildtag: macOS-x64; subdir:cli

2019-07-08 11:01:36.396 0x70000307d000 WARN daemon src/daemon/rpc_command_executor.cpp:1675 rpc error

Error: Problem fetching info – Error checking for updates

status

Height: 589283/589282 (100.0%) on mainnet, mining at 0 H/s, net hash 3.77 GH/s, v7, update needed, 8(out)+0(in) connections, uptime 4d 0h 40m 0s

You mean that I need to compile the latest code for MacOS, while now I have there 2.1.1.1 and I have seen that is 2.1.1.2.

And can’t be there also a problem with opened ports?

Thanks.

Hi,

that are a cloud mining or is it possible to install it on my Mac and mine there using its HW?
How its work? Where is possible to download the app for it?

The second link isn’t working - it jumps to another page witch doesn’t exists.

Thanks.

the second link works for me. it’s a link to a telegram group. the pool owner is there to give more info how to connect to the pool. the pool mines altcoins but pays you in etn. you should have a good CPU/GPU to have good results.

I use xmr-stak to mine. download the source from here and extract it:
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/archive/2.10.5.zip

compile it according to the instructions here:

start the miner and give parameters (mining algo, pool address, your etn wallet address)