Zclassic is a Zcash Fork with No 20% Founders Tax
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Zclassic 1.0.4

What is Zclassic?

Zclassic is a Zcash fork with no 20% Founders Tax.

Get dependencies:

sudo apt-get install \
      build-essential pkg-config libc6-dev m4 g++-multilib \
      autoconf libtool ncurses-dev unzip git python \
      zlib1g-dev wget bsdmainutils automake


# Build
./zcutil/build.sh -j$(nproc)
# fetch key
# Run


Zclassic, like Zcash, is an implementation of the "Zerocash" protocol. Based on Bitcoin's code, it intends to offer a far higher standard of privacy through a sophisticated zero-knowledge proving scheme that preserves confidentiality of transaction metadata. Technical details are available in the Zcash Protocol Specification.

This software is the Zclassic client. It downloads and stores the entire history of Zclassic transactions; depending on the speed of your computer and network connection, the synchronization process could take a day or more once the blockchain has reached a significant size.

Security Warnings

See important security warnings in doc/security-warnings.md.

Zclassic and Zcash are unfinished and highly experimental. Use at your own risk.

Where do I begin?

We have a guide for joining the main Zclassic network: https://github.com/z-classic/zclassic/wiki/1.0-User-Guide

Need Help?

  • See the documentation at the Zclassic Wiki for help and more information.
  • Ask for help on the Zclassic forum.

Want to participate in development?

Participation in the Zcash project is subject to a Code of Conduct.


Build Zcash along with most dependencies from source by running ./zcutil/build.sh. Currently only Linux is officially supported.


For license information see the file COPYING.