There are multiple methods to mine Zcash. Currently, CPU and GPU mining are possible. Various commercial cloud mining pools also offer contracts for mining Zcash. To perform solo mining using a CPU, the following steps can be followed on Ubuntu Linux:
- The first step is to install prerequisites using the following command:
$ 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
If the prerequisites are already installed, a message will display indicating that components are already the newest version. If not already installed or older than the latest package, then the installation will continue, the required packages ...