ZEC (Zcash) Mining Tutorial

Zcash, abbreviated as: ZEC, is the first blockchain system to use a zero-knowledge proof mechanism, which provides complete payment confidentiality while still being able to use a public blockchain to maintain a decentralized network. It is like Bitcoin, the total number is 21 million, using Equihash algorithm, can now be mined by video card miners.

【Zcash Official Website】        【Zcash Block Explorer(1)】       【Zcash Block Explorer(2)】 

I: The methods to get a wallet address:

For Zcash mining, F2Pool is using anonymous mining method. You need to prepare a wallet address firstly for obtaining mining revenue.
You can get the Zcash wallet address by the following link:

【Official Wallet】:https://z.cash/zh/download.html(Official Wallet Only Supports Linux System)

【Third-party wallet】recommendedCOBO Wallet ; Cobo is a wallet application focused on providing virtual currency storage. It is easy to use and it is stable and secure; it is recommended for use.

II, The methods to obtain mining software:

1.F2Pool Version

【 Baidu Pan】       【Mega Network Disk】

2. Original Version:

AMD card mining software

【claymore’s miner】 

NVIDIA card mining software


【EWBF’s miner】

minerOS【Website Link】 

It is the hashing power management system for Linux system; built-in Claymore, ccmner, EWBF and other third-party original mining software; it is also supporting the N card and A card.

You can get the Linux version of the mining software from the “Developer Original Version” download link.

III, Set mining parameters and start mining

  1. AMD card mining

Download A card mining software, unzip the file, find the “.bat” file, right click on the “.bat” file and select “Edit”.

The parameter settings are as follows:

ZecMiner64.exe -zpool zec.f2pool.com:3357 -zwal wallet_address.worker_name -zpsw x -allpools 1

As shown below:

The meaning of each parameter is as follows:

-zpool  zec.f2pool.com:3357 # Fill in the F2Pool  Zec mining pool address

 -zwal   #Fill in zec wallet address.worker name

-zpsw  z # Fill in any password

With reference to the above example, determine the ZEC mining pool address and set the miner’s own ZEC wallet address and worker name. If there is more than one machine, the worker name is to distinguish between different machines. That English period should not be missed. Change only the corresponding character when modifying, and do not delete the space or punctuation. Save it after the modification is completed.

Double-click on the “.bat” file to start mining.

In addition, you can also modify the “config” file parameters, and then directly run “ZecMiner64.exe” program; in config file, the examples of mining parameters are as follows:

-zpool zec.f2pool.com:3357

 -zwal wallet_address.worker_name

-zpsw z

-allpools 1

2. NVIDIA card mining

Download N card mining software, after decompression, find the “.bat” file, right-click the file, select “Edit”, and set mining parameters as follows:

【Bminer】:bminer –uri stratum://wallet_address.worker_name@zec.f2pool.com:3357

【EWBF’s minerminer --server zec.f2pool.com --port 3357 --user wallet_address.worker_name --pass x --fee 0 --pec

Referring to the above example, replace your own wallet address and worker name at “wallet_address.worker_name “according to the type of mining software you have downloaded. Checking the mining pool address: zec.f2pool.com and the mining pool port: 3357, and other related information. After making sure the information is correct, save the “.bat” file. Double-click on the “.bat” file to start mining.

IV, The method of monitoring miner and checking revenue

In F2pool official website: https://www.f2pool.com, click the search button at the top right corner; enter the wallet address; clicking “Go”; then ,you can check the status of miner and the account revenue as shown below: