Getting Started

A guide for first-time users of Zcash.


A list of frequently asked questions about Zcash covering business, economics, community, technology, mining and using.

Community Support

For support from the community, try the Zcash forum or our community-run developer chat.

Download Zcash

Download the Zcash command-line client for Linux.

User Guide

To get started with the Zcash command-line client, follow the instructions in our User Guide.


Information and announcements about Zcash security.


Zcash Integration Guide

A technical guide for integrating zcashd into new or existing cryptocurrency products or services.

Protocol Specification

The Zcash protocol specification.

Zcash Improvement Proposals (ZIPs)

The guide for creating and submitting ZIPs

GitHub Repository

View the source code, contribute, and file a bug report on GitHub.

Security Documentation

Documentation on security warnings for zcashd and the RPC interface.

Network Upgrade Guide

Advice for developers to follow during a network upgrade.

UX Checklist for Wallets

A checklist detailing basic UX advice for developers building zcash clients.

Public Keys

Public keys for our software releases.

Zcash Dev Chat

Join our rocketchat to talk to Zcash developers in #zcash-dev, or with Zcash scientists in #zcash-wizards.

Testnet Faucet

Get some testnet TAZ to play around with.


Mining Tutorial

A community contributed mining tutorial for new users that starts with installing Linux.

Zcash Wiki Mining Guide

The official Zcash wiki mining guide.

Zcash Forum Mining Channel

The Zcash forum mining channel. Get help and discuss mining-related issues here.

Join the Community


The Zcash community chat.

Zcash Forum

The official Zcash forum.


#zcash on

Community Site

A community-run website dedicated to Zcash mining, news, and developer information.

Notice: Network Upgrade Overwinter will activate at block 347500, to be mined 2018-06-25 12:00 UTC-04:00 assuming 150 seconds/block