zCoin is a cryptocurrency that looks to approach the idea of an online currency at a different angle than that of Bitcoin.
If this is your first time running zCoin you will need Python 2.7 installed, then you will simply need to run zcoin.py
Then run the shell.py file in order to access zCoin commands.
If you would like to help out the zCoin network you will first need to open port 6565 then open config.py and set relay to 1.
zCoin comes with a basic miner on install. To mine zCoin make sure you have your node running and simply run miner.py