zec-qt-wallet is a z-Addr first, Sapling compatible wallet and full node for zcashd that runs on Linux, Windows and macOS.
Head over to the releases page and grab the latest installers or binary. https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/zec-qt-wallet/releases
If you are on Debian/Ubuntu, please download the
.deb package and install it.
sudo dpkg -i linux-deb-zec-qt-wallet-v0.5.7.deb sudo apt install -f
Or you can download and run the binaries directly.
tar -xvf zec-qt-wallet-v0.5.7.tar.gz ./zec-qt-wallet-v0.5.7/zec-qt-wallet
Download and run the .msi installer and follow the prompts. Alternately, you can download the release binary, unzip it and double click on zec-qt-wallet to start.
Double-click on the .dmg file to open it, and drag zec-qt-wallet on to the Applications link to install.
zec-qt-wallet needs a Zcash node running zcashd. If you already have a zcashd node running, zec-qt-wallet will connect to it.
If you don't have one, zec-qt-wallet will start its embedded zcashd node.
Additionally, if this is the first time you're running zec-qt-wallet or a zcashd daemon, zec-qt-wallet will download the zcash params (~1.7 GB) and configure
zcash.conf for you.
--no-embedded to disable the embedded zcashd and force zec-qt-wallet to connect to an external node.
Compiling from source
zec-qt-wallet is written in C++ 14, and can be compiled with g++/clang++/visual c++. It also depends on Qt5, which you can get from here. Note that if you are compiling from source, you won't get the embedded zcashd by default. You can either run an external zcashd, or compile zcashd as well.
See detailed build instructions on the wiki
Building on Linux
git clone https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/zec-qt-wallet.git cd zec-qt-wallet /path/to/qt5/bin/qmake zec-qt-wallet.pro CONFIG+=debug make -j$(nproc) ./zec-qt-wallet
Building on Windows
You need Visual Studio 2017 (The free C++ Community Edition works just fine).
From the VS Tools command prompt
git clone https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/zec-qt-wallet.git cd zec-qt-wallet c:\Qt5\bin\qmake.exe zec-qt-wallet.pro -spec win32-msvc CONFIG+=debug nmake debug\zec-qt-wallet.exe
To create the Visual Studio project files so you can compile and run from Visual Studio:
c:\Qt5\bin\qmake.exe zec-qt-wallet.pro -tp vc CONFIG+=debug
Building on macOS
You need to install the Xcode app or the Xcode command line tools first, and then install Qt.
git clone https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/zec-qt-wallet.git cd zec-qt-wallet /path/to/qt5/bin/qmake zec-qt-wallet.pro CONFIG+=debug make ./zec-qt-wallet.app/Contents/MacOS/zec-qt-wallet
PS: zec-qt-wallet is NOT an official wallet, and is not affiliated with the Zerocoin Electric Coin Company in any way.