So, you’re a Mac user and you’ve got a couple of Peercoins that you’ve bought/mined/traded for… now what? This tutorial will show you how to enable Proof-of-Stake minting on the coins that you have, and provide an overview of what to expect. Currently, the Peercoin client is at version 0.3.0 and the settings to enable Proof-of-Stake minting have not yet been made available within the Peercoin wallet.
Tutorial Level of Difficulty:
[ul][li]If you are familiar with using the command line: Easy[/li]
[li]If that didn’t make sense: Moderate (but we’ll get you through)[/li][/ul]
Step 0: Download the Peercoin client and ppcoind
Dec. 2013 Update: I’ve written a walkthrough for getting started with using the Peercoin wallet on the Mac. You can find it on Devtome, http://www.devtome.com/doku.php?id=getting_started_with_peercoin_on_mac_os_x . If you would like to review the original PeercoinTalk.org link that discusses getting set up, you can find that one here: http://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=21.msg251#msg251
Download these to a location that you can easily access them. Because we’ll be moving them in a later step, I’m going to assume that you put them in your “Downloads” folder, which tends to be where OS X places things by default when you download them from the web.
Note: I’ve heard that there may be problems with the Mega download link for ppcoind. I’ve put a copy up on Dropbox, in case you need to get it from a second source. This is the exact file that you would download from Mega, so the SHA should match if you want to confirm that I haven’t modified it in any way.
Step 1: Encrypt wallet
Make sure that your wallet is encrypted and that you’ve got the passphrase memorized. To do this, launch PPCoin-Qt and from the file menu, select Settings > Encrypt Wallet