Honeyminer is now no longer exclusive to PC users. The latest release of the desktop-based crypto mining application is now available for MacOS.
According to Honeyminer co-founder and CEO Noah Jessop, the decision to expand the app’s functionality to cover Mac users was predicated by user demand.
“We launched on Windows first because there are so many powerful GPUs sitting under people’s desks around the world and lots of folks getting started with mining do so on Windows,” he said.
“We’ve now got people in 167 countries on Honeyminer and have had literally hundreds of requests for Mac OS from our community.”
Jessop further explained that the Honeyminer app for MAcOS is more than just a simple port. In fact, it took months to get the app to a point where the Honeyminer team felt secure enough to release it.
“Mac was really tricky to run super smoothly on both CPU and GPU when available team spent months – maybe even too long – making it work,” he said. “If we let everyone mine with the efficiency of the pros, software know-how becomes less of a barrier.”
Honeyminer uses a computer’s CPU and GPU to mine various cryptocurrencies, including ethereum, ethereum classic, zcash, and monero.
Which specific crypto is being mined by Honeyminer at any particular moment is controlled by a central server that chooses which digital asset is the most profitable to mine at any given time. Profits are automatically paid out in Bitcoin.
“We have over 1,400 different kinds of GPUs on our network and it’s all about routing the right computation to its most optimal use case and whichever chain is optimal,” explained Jessop.
Honeyminer takes 2.5 percent of the proceeds mined by multi-GPU computers and eight percent from users running single-GPU machines.