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bitcoin-cli not found on OSX

There is a bitcoin-cli available for OSX. I also ran into this issue, and it is because I missed one of the setup steps. Here they are for posterity! Install Xcode: $ xcode-select --install ...
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When I try to download Bitcoin Core on MacOS it says "Apple cannot check it for malicious software"? Is it safe to download?

As mentioned by Andrew, this is due to macOS' enforcement of notarization requirements. This can be bypassed by right clicking on the application, then selecting Open - A dialog will popup warning you ...
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bitcoin-cli not found on OSX

It's as simple as running brew install bitcoin assuming you are on macOSX and have brew installed.
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Is it possible to use bitcoin core on Mac OS Sierra saving the data on the network drive?

Core (more specific levelDB, the database library used) does not support network drives. Also, the UTXO access (chainstate) must be as fast as possible and should run on an internal drive, ideally an ...
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bitcoin-cli not found on OSX

There it's no bitcoin-cli built in the dmg file for mac os. (Unless you compile it yourself, nor is there a bitcoind from my understanding) You can execute RPC commands using the built in options ...
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How exactly do I run the -rescan command for bitcoin-qt from console on a Mac?

Method 1 Open "Finder". Press Cmd + Shift + G Paste this: ~/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin Edit bitcoin.conf with TextEdit Add this line: rescan=1 Save it, then run Bitcoin-qt. After you ...
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Does mining without a realistic chance of solving a block provide any benefit to the network?

TL;DR: Mining is heavy duty number crunching, your iMac is useless for that. Running a node helps the network and gives you your own copy of the blockchain. Your iMac should probably be able to do ...
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To open “MultiBit” you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime

if you are using OS X, you can just double click /Applications/MultiBit.app/Contents/Resources/Java/multibit-exe.jar works on OS X 10.10.1, Java 7 Update 71. guess they need some minor adjust for ...
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Cudaminer On Mac OS X installation error: "malloc.h: No such file or directory"

I had this error trying to compile mcrypt. Here is how to use the configure command with CPPFLAGS ./configure CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/include/malloc/
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Can I run Trezor Wallet against my own local node on OSX?

Bitcore fork from SatoshiLabs is indeed available only for 64-bit linux. You can try to build the necessary binaries yourself and then update the npm install scripts in bitcore, but that is very hard....
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Decrypting Bitcoin Core wallet with password that contains special characters

There have previously been issues with entering passphrases that contain non-ascii characters, however these all were related to how the terminal processes those characters before Bitcoin Core does. ...
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Error compile bitcoin mac OS

I had the same issue, seems like the problem is that I had both qt5 and qt6 installed, and it used qt6. Try running: brew uninstall qt brew install qt5
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Bug Running Bitcoin Core

Doesn't that prompt allow you to edit your security settings? You can go into security settings-> general and enable software from "App store and identified developers". If I'm not ...
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Cudaminer On Mac OS X installation error: "malloc.h: No such file or directory"

Add malloc library manually when compiling the file/project : -I/usr/include/malloc/
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osx - bitcoin-qt v0.8.6 doesn't starts at osx 10.9 non-developer machine

Well, I have a bad Executable file value in Info.plist file located in .app/Contents. I've changed it to Bitcoin-Qt and solved my problem.
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Bitcoin.conf & JSON-RPC options

One reason you might use server=1 is when you're using a third-party mining program like cgminer. Example bitcoin.conf: server=1 rpcuser=SOMEUSER rpcpassword=SOMEPASSWORD Note: Don't set gen=1, ...
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bitcoind and bitcoin-cli 'unrecognized', how can I access them from command line?

bitcoin-cli (and other tools) or available as "official" binaries (for OSX, Win and Linux). Just download the *-osx64.tar.gz. Check: https://bitcoin.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.11.0/
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bitcoind and bitcoin-cli 'unrecognized', how can I access them from command line?

Bitcoin Core does not include bitcoind or bitcoin-cli. You can use the "debug" window to input the same commands there, or use Homebrew to install bitcoind and its related tools bitcoin-cli and ...
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Minerd not showing boo or yay

F2Pool (along with most today) don't offer share difficulties low enough for CPU mining, in this case the default is 1024. It will take on average one week to mine a single share at this point in time,...
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Installation troubles... Compiling from source code on a mac book pro

I ran the ./configure without the -with-gui=qt5 option and the installation went through fine. btw, this was on MAC OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10.5).
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bitcoin-cli not found on OSX

this should get you up and running with bitcoind on mac osx https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-osx.md
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Can I move my wallet.dat from Ubuntu to Mac OS?

If you are using release binaries, yes. You must make sure to shut down Bitcoin Core cleanly before moving the file over, though. If you're using self-compiled versions, this is only possible if both ...
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How do I verify the GPG sig for Litecoin Core?

Here is what I did to get this to work Copy the public key (found here) to a file. I called it litecoin.public.key. Then run the following commands: gpg --import litecoin.public.key gpg --verify ...
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Compiling Bitcoin Core 0.21.1 on Apple M1 architecture

I ran into the same problem on tag v0.21.1 on my M1 macbook pro (Big Sur 11.4). It turned out that i COULD "make /depends" on master. Then, however, even on master currently, "./...
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macOS Monterey refuses to open Bitcoin Core.app because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

Okay! The old way still works: In the Finder on your Mac, locate the app you want to open. Control-click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu. Click Open.
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Bitcoin Core says it's synced but Blocks folder goes to only 985

The number 00985 is not the block number. Bitcoin Core stores its blocks in 128 MiB block files (blk?????.dat), and corresponding undo data in rev?????.dat. Only when one block fills up, a new file ...
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Cannot build circuits because we don't have enough directory information

Cannot build circuits because we don't have enough directory information This is an exact duplicate of a standard Tor error message usually only seen for brief periods after Tor node startup.
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Cannot build circuits because we don't have enough directory information

Solved by itself. I guess the info Localhost peer not detected was behind the scene. Now, after finding the peers I have the app synchronized to the blockchain
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What causes this error when installing libbitcoin?

It looks like there are issues with gcc on Mac. On an issue in the libbitcoin github repository 'evoskuil' states: gcc on osx is problematic because the ABI implementation is incomplete. It is ...
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Gridseed not mining bitcoin - no shares accepted

So, I'm not much of a miner myself, so please take this with a grain of salt. When I plug in your numbers into a mining calculator, 11Gh/s resolve to earnings of just below 0.001 btc per month. This ...
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