How to run ZCash full node

  • ZCash was created by The Electric Coin Company (ECC) and has implemented zk-SNARKs as a means of accomplishing privacy for each transaction.
  • This means that all of the transactions can be fully encrypted on the blockchain whilst still allowing them to be verified as valid by the network’s consensus.
  • ZCash was originally created as a fork of Bitcoin (BTC). However, it differentiated itself through the usage of a different algorithm and different security protocols.
  • If you are interested in running your own ZCash node, we are going to go over everything that you need to do in order to accomplish this goal with ease.

What is a Node?

Pros and Cons of ZCash Nodes


  • There is a fixed supply of ZCash, which incentivizes nodes to run.
  • ZCash offers a high level of anonymity.
  • ZCash is highly secured.


  • Its mining process is limited to CPU mining
  • Requires Linux-based operating system

How to Set up ZCash Nodes

  • Step 1: Getting the right software
  • Docker (containerized DebianOS)
How to Set up ZCash Nodes
  • Debian/Ubuntu (officially supported)
How to Set up ZCash Nodes
  • Step 2: Configuration
  • Step 3: Upgrading at a later point in time
How to Set up ZCash Nodes

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