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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How would you rate Asteroid app?

3 Reviews of Asteroid

03 December 2013
Version: 0.9.5

Most helpful

Good program, an oasis on a desert in Mac miner world, some times unresponsive for some pools, but normally works well.
02 April 2014
Version: 0.9.7
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
14 December 2013
Version: 0.9.5
It keeps disconnecting me from the pool and wasting my hashing power!
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03 December 2013
Version: 0.9.5
Good program, an oasis on a desert in Mac miner world, some times unresponsive for some pools, but normally works well.