Riccardo Giorato

How to mine BitTorrent (BTT) in 2021 with a Mac?

Learn how to mine BitTorrent (BTT) directly with your Mac, you wont need an Nvidia GPU.

By Riccardo Giorato in crypto btt mining
Published on Tue Jun 01 2021

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What is BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is a protocol that allows fast and free downloading of large files using minimal Internet bandwidth.

In 2018, TRON completed its acquisition of BitTorrent, bringing this platform under the control of Justin Sun. TRON is also behind the addition of cryptocurrencies to BitTorrent, as the BTT token was launched on its blockchain, a strategy designed in order to add more decentralized features to TRON’s platform.


How to "mine" BTT on a Mac?

The BitTorrent platform bases its protocol on the Delegated Proof-of-Stake algorithm. Therefore it is not possible to mine BTT in the traditional sense of the word, as is the case with Bitcoin or Ravencoin.

To solve this issue we will switch to earning BTT by mining "Monero" using unMineable! unMineable slogan/description is "Mine your favorite non-mineable crypto coin or token!"

To get started you will need a BTT wallet, if you want to have one simply I suggest you to register and use Binance.

  1. Copy your BTT address like this one: "TSxPegAweaAMrvZGJEd3LRJMtZm7XC14oc" from your wallet.
  2. Find the new release of Monero miner "xmrig" for your mac here.
  1. Unzip the miner files, in a folder that you would like.
  2. Create a "btt.sh" file in the same folder where you unzipped the miner.
  3. Copy this content in this file, or if you prefer get the file here:
./xmrig -o rx.unmineable.com:3333 -a rx -k -u BTT:ADDRESS_HERE.mac#0o5w-vby4 -p x
pause
  1. Replace the text ADDRESS_HERE with your BTT address like: TSxPegAweaAMrvZGJEd3LRJMtZm7XC14oc.
  2. Open up a terminal in the same folder and run the "./btt.sh" command.
  3. Open unMineable web ui after you sent a few shares to visualize your progress: "https://unmineable.com/coins/BTT/address/ADDRESS_HERE".
  4. Remember to use my referral code "0o5w-vby4" in the btt.sh file after the name of your worker after the "#", this will reduce a bit the 1% fee you would need to pay to unmineable.com.

Resources:

  1. Binance Registration Link to get free BTT wallet.
  2. Monero Miner to mine on your Mac.
  3. BTT Miner shell file shell file to mine BTT with Monero Miner.
  4. unMineable with referral link online pool to earn BTT by mining monero!

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