How To Mine Cryptocurrency Like Bitcoin On Your iPhone [No Jailbreak Required]
If you are reading this, then you are likely already well aware of the way cryptocurrency is getting a lot of attention right now, with Bitcoin in particular at the top of the pile thanks to its huge value increases of late.
Mining cryptocurrency is big business and often requires big, powerful PCs with graphics cards that would make the most ardent gamer weep with excitement. That is not the case with all cryptocurrency, though, with some even able to be mined via an iPhone.
That’s where the MobileMiner app comes into play. Created by Elias Limneos, the app is a CPU miner that is compatible with ARM64 iOS devices, and if that name rings a bell, it should. Limneos is the guy behind popular jailbreak tweaks like CallBar and many more, and while his new creation does not need a jailbroken device to function, it’s still not going to make its way to the App Store. That means that if you want to install MobileMiner, you will need to download it from GitHub and get it onto your iPhone via Xcode or use Cydia Impactor for sideloading it.
MobileMiner doesn’t rely on a browser, and as you might already guess by now, uses powerful CPU in iPhone for mining. Add in the fact that MobileMiner can work in the background and this may be a great way of mining 24×7 without needing a computer, especially if you have the new A11 Bionic-powered iPhone X. Just make sure you have a battery charger handy!
MobileMiner is obviously a niche app. Cryptocurrency is not for everyone, and not many of those who do mine will want to do it from a smartphone. Add in the obvious battery life issues that this app will cause and it is clear that it will never see wide adoption. If you do have a use for it, though, this is a nice looking, functional and free way to mine from an iPhone. Maybe it’s time to put all that iPhone X power to good use?
MobileMiner IPA can be downloaded from GitHub for free and developers can check its source code out over there, too.