Do you have a macOS setup but you still want to create your own cryptocurrency token? It is totally possible to create an ERC20 cryptocurrency token on a mac! In this video, we’ll show you how to create these tokens and all the other supplementary programs that you will need in this process! So, check out our video below and read the article too, to find out more:
If you are a Macintosh user, the first thing that we need to install is Homebrew which is a package manager for Macintosh, the way to do it is really simple. You just copy this command paste it in your terminal, type a password and here you go. Soon enough you should have it on your system. What it enables us to do is very similar to Node package manager for example allows us to do, it simply enables us to download software packages in a very simple and convenient manner. So we will see how to do that in a minute when we install node. And we will install node simply by typing brew install node and soon enough we should have it on our system and here we go. We can test it by typing node—version and we got version 8.7 which is the latest version. Great.
Also as by default when you download node package you also get NPM package and here we go we get version 5.4.2.
The next package to install is GETH and we do so by first typing brew tap ethereum/ethereum. What it does, it kind of makes a link in our system to the ethereum package and then we can install the actual package by typing brew install ethereum. This might take a bit more time than the node package installation. So let me get back to you once it’s finished.
Alright so GETH has been installed and we can test it by typing geth version and we can see that we have version 1.7.2. Great.
Let’s move on, the next step is to download and install “testrpc” and we do so by typing npm install –g ethereumjs-testrpc. It should be quick and we should have it in a minute. Yeah, we have so we can even start at RPC node right here.
We can see some accounts that were created for us, some private keys of these accounts, so everything works and finally, we install truffle by typing npm install – g truffle and we test that it works. We can see the commands, the version number. So this is it. That’s all the installation steps.