Asteroid Asteroid: a Mac-friendly Bitcoin/Litecoin frontend to cgminer

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

Download Asteroid Public Beta (v0.9.7)

14MB zip file
Mac OS X 10.8+ only

Screenshot of main Asteroid screen


Asteroid uses the latest version of the most powerful, flexible and advanced mining engine on the planet, cgminer. And it's built right in.


Keep your pool passwords secure in the Mac OS Keychain.

Crowd-sourced settings

Not sure how to tweak your settings for maximum speed? No problem -- Asteroid will suggest improvements for you based on what worked for others.
USB cable


Works with USB-based ASIC and FPGA miners, as well as your graphics cards (GPUs).
MobileMiner support

Remote Monitoring

See how your miner is doing and control it from your iOS or Android device (via MobileMiner).
Settings list


Already set up with settings and stat pages for all the most common pools.
Source code

Open source

Don't trust your bitcoins to closed source software. Read the code for yourself and know your coins are safe.

Works with Mac OS X 10.8+

Mountain Lion and Mavericks, soon with support for 10.6 and 10.7

The best way you can help maintain Asteroid is to get involved in the support area, and maybe even by donating some of your hashing time (check the preferences)! Spread the word about Asteroid and I'll be your friend forever.