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reubenyap Merge pull request #236 from zcoinofficial/testnet-fix
Fixed testnet breaking consensus change
Latest commit 26dc065 Aug 11, 2018


Zcoin v0.13.6.6

Build Status CircleCI

What is Zcoin?

Zcoin is the first full implementation of the Zerocoin Protocol, which allows users to have complete privacy via Zero-Knowledge cryptographic proofs. It is worth noting that Zcoin is unrelated to other cryptocurrencies utilizing the Zerocash Protocol. Although Zerocash is a development from Zerocoin, their respective implementations are not simple forks of each other, but rely on different cryptographic assumptions with various tradeoffs. Both approaches supplement each other quite nicely, and a good way to describe them would be sibling projects.

The Zerocoin Protocol is being actively researched and improved, such as by a new extension that when implemented would hide transactions and address balances.

Linux Build Instructions and Notes


  1. Update packages

    sudo apt-get update
  2. Install required packagages

    sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev automake pkg-config libssl-dev libevent-dev bsdmainutils libboost-all-dev
  3. Install Berkeley DB 4.8

    sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev
  4. Install QT 5

    sudo apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev libzmq3-dev
    sudo apt-get install libqt5gui5 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler libqrencode-dev


  1. Clone the source:

    git clone https://github.com/zcoinofficial/zcoin
  2. Build Zcoin-core:

    Configure and build the headless zcoin binaries as well as the GUI (if Qt is found).

    You can disable the GUI build by passing --without-gui to configure.

  3. It is recommended to build and run the unit tests:

    make check

Mac OS X Build Instructions and Notes

See (doc/build-osx.md) for instructions on building on Mac OS X.

Windows (64/32 bit) Build Instructions and Notes

See (doc/build-windows.md) for instructions on building on Windows 64/32 bit.