Are we on testnet or is mining a real deal now?


#1

If we mine now, are we getting real ztokens or just test tokens? If so does anyone want to sell me their tokens?If so how much?


#2

We are still on the testnet,official launch is expected in September

https://github.com/zcash/zcash/milestones

Though, I will be happy to send you test coins for $100 each :sweat_smile:


#3

I"m sure you would... These test coins get wiped out after the mainnet launch right? There is no ICO or anything like that with Zcash right?


#4

Yes, the testcoins are only for alpha-testing, once the Genesis block is launched all testcoins will be worthless.

I'm not sure what you mean by ICO?


#5

well I thought, there was a way to get tokens by participating on a crowdsale. Looks like mining is the only way to go. Is it premined? Who is going to create the market when it launches? What's a good system to use to mine it?


#6

You might have some catching up to do - https://z.cash/blog/


#7

There is no crowdsale or pre-mine but there will be a certain amount of coins kept back after they are mined for the Founders of Zcash. You can find more mining details here: https://minezcash.com/mining-specifics/

Your best bet would be to be ready to Mine or join a Mining pool when it launches in September.