Asteroid free download for Mac


17 February 2014

Bitcoin and Litecoin cryptocurrency miner (beta).


Introducing Asteroid, the easiest Bitcoin and Litecoin miner for the Mac. Utilizing a full complement of OS X technologies alongside the ironclad cgminer backend, you can be mining cryptocurrencies at top speed in mere minutes.


  • easy install, clean unified UI with full retina graphics
  • pre-configured with settings for the most popular pools, just enter your login and go
  • crowdsourced settings, so you get the best hashrates as found by other Asteroid users
  • live coin balances
  • monitor from your smartphone with MobileMiner
  • uses keychain to keep your passwords organized and secure
  • hash rate in dock icon, as well as device stats in dock menu
  • in-app feedback
  • automatic software updates
  • open-source - and uses the unofficial cgminer for Mac OS X and sgminer for Mac OS X binaries
  • ultra-transparent - Asteroid is written in an interpreted programming language (AppleScriptObjC), so you can read the exact same code that runs it (instead of trusting a pre-compiled binary)
  • cgminer 3.12.3, cgminer 3.7.2, and sgminer 4.1.0 on the backend
Note: Asteroid is currently in public beta, a list of known issues is here.

What's new in Asteroid

Version 0.9.7:
  • Live coin balance monitoring
  • Added new mining engine, sgminer, for scrypt mining
  • Can now pick which kernel to use for scrypt mining
  • Improvements and bugfixes to community scrypt settings
  • Full support for multiple GPUs
  • Mac OS X Notification Center support
  • Updated mining engine to cgminer 3.12.3
  • Devices remember on/off state between launches
  • Redesigned pool editing sheet
  • Added a command-line options window
  • Added international support for non-US number formats
  • Reduced CPU usage when Asteroid window is closed
  • Added checkbox to turn off autostarting mining
  • Added Asteroid log to console window
  • Fixes for "Initializing miner..." and more
  • Countless bugfixes and tweaks

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3 Asteroid Reviews

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03 December 2013

Most helpful

Good program, an oasis on a desert in Mac miner world, some times unresponsive for some pools, but normally works well.
Like (1)
Version 0.9.5
02 April 2014
Mid 2010 MacPro running 10.9.2 application doesn't get past the spinning "Initializing Miner(s)" Little Snitch doesn't detect it even trying to send or receive (other than devs updates which I allowed. 0.9.7
Like (1)
Version 0.9.7
14 December 2013
It keeps disconnecting me from the pool and wasting my hashing power!
Version 0.9.5
1 answer(s)
14 December 2013
No one else has actually reported that issue before. Have you tried the in-app "Submit Feedback" to send in your logs? I'd be interested in reading them to see what we can do. Thanks for your interest :)
Like (1)
03 December 2013
Good program, an oasis on a desert in Mac miner world, some times unresponsive for some pools, but normally works well.
Like (1)
Version 0.9.5