You can mine Vertcoin using MacMiner from http://macminer.fabulouspanda.com/
Since Vertcoin started using Lyra2REv2, MacMiner only supports CPU mining it. You can accomplish this by setting up a pool in the MacMiner preferences window like so:
make sure to include
at the beginning of your pool though as the miner requires the protocol to work
Then open the CPU miner window and click the cog to open it's settings, and choose Lyra2REv2:
Hit apply, then click start on the CPU miner and you're good to go!
If you need more help, please check in at the forum
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You can both CPU and GPU mine Vertcoin
EDIT: MacMiner now includes the VertCoin CPU and GPU miners - read on if you'd rather use the command line than an app for mining
Download the CPU miner or compile it yourself:
Is the compiled Github CPU miner project for Vertcoin: https://github.com/Bufius/cpuminer-vert
If you unzip it and put it in your Applications folder, you would run it like this:
Open Terminal in the Utilities folder
press enter then type
./minerd -o http://188.8.131.52:9171 -u username -p password
Replacing pool and user information with your own. Press enter and cpu mining will commence.
For GPU mining, there is a special version of cgminer that supports VertCoin. For that, instructions are included in the download. Make sure you use --scrypt-vert! http://downloads.fabulouspanda.co.uk/vertminer-cg-mac.zip
This was compiled from the code on this github project: https://github.com/Bufius/vertminer-gpu
I like P2Pool, and you can find a list of vert coin P2Pool nodes here if you need a pool: http://p2pool.vertcoin.org
With P2Pool, there’s no registration - just use your VertCoin Address for your username and password.
If you have any problems, please leave a comment, or check in at the Mac mining forum