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Mac OS X newenglandcoind build instructions



Copyright (c) 2009-2012 Bitcoin Developers Copyright (c) 2011-2014 Litecoin Developers Copyright (c) 2018-2019 NewEnglandcoin Developers

Distributed under the MIT/X11 software license, see the accompanying file COPYING or

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young ( and UPnP software written by Thomas Bernard.


Tested on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and Intel processors only. The compilation was done for OSX 10.7 or later version of MacOS.

All of the commands should be executed in a Terminal application. The built-in one is located in /Applications/Utilities.

Preparation in OSX 10.11

Type below in terminal to install Xcode command line tools: xcode-select --install

Open up browser such as firefox, register for an apple developer account and search web and download Xcode version 7.3.1. Install dmg file into Application of your Mac.

You will also need to install Homebrew, follow the instruction and install Homebrew.

The installation of the actual dependencies is covered in the Instructions sections below.

Instructions: HomeBrew

Install dependencies using Homebrew

        brew install gcc@5
        brew install boost@1.55 miniupnpc openssl berkeley-db4

Note: After you have installed the dependencies, you should check that the Brew installed version of OpenSSL is the one available for compilation. You can check this by typing

        openssl version

into Terminal. You should see OpenSSL 1.0.2q 20 Nov 2018.

If not, you can ensure that the Brew OpenSSL is correctly linked by running

       brew link openssl --force

Rerunning "openssl version" should now return the correct version.

Above step may not work for MacOsX El Capitan, insert below into ~/.bash_profile file and reboot the machine.

export PATH="/usr/local/Cellar/gcc@5/5.5.0_2/bin:/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin:/usr/local/opt/openssl/bin:$PATH"
export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/opt/openssl/lib"
export CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/opt/openssl/include"

Install Qt4.8 with below commands

    brew tap cartr/qt4
    brew tap-pin cartr/qt4
    brew install qt@4

Building command line and QT wallet

  1. Clone the github tree to get the source code and go into the directory.
   git clone
   cd NewEnglandCoin/src
   make -f makefile.osx USE_UPNP=-
  1. After successful compilcation, a file 'newenglandcoind' should show up in the folder. This is command line wallet

  2. Run below to compile QT wallet under main folder

    cd ..
    qmake USE_UPNP=-

Running command line wallet

It's now available at ./newenglandcoind, provided that you are still in the src directory. We have to first create the RPC configuration file, though.

Run ./newenglandcoind to get the filename where it should be put, or just try these commands:

  echo -e "rpcuser=newenglandcoinrpc\nrpcpassword=$(xxd -l 16 -p /dev/urandom)" > "/Users/${USER}/Library/Application Support/NewEnglandcoin/newenglandcoin.conf"
  chmod 600 "/Users/${USER}/Library/Application Support/NewEnglandcoin/newenglandcoin.conf"

When next you run it, it will start downloading the blockchain, but it won't output anything while it's doing this. This process may take several hours.

Other commands:

    ./newenglandcoind --help  # for a list of command-line options. 
    ./newenglandcoind -daemon # to start the newenglandcoin daemon.
    ./newenglandcoind help    # When the daemon is running, to get a list of RPC commands

Running Qt wallet

Use mouse to find the folder "", double click and launch the GUI wallet "". QT wallet and command line wallet share the same folder for configuration file and synced blockchain files. They can not be running together within same account, only one at a time.