A pure and powerful JavaScript Zcash library.

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A pure and powerful JavaScript Bitcoin library.
Forked for Zcash for use with Bitcore.
Credit to @bitpay for the original implementation and @str4d for the Zcash fork.


Bitcoin is a powerful new peer-to-peer platform for the next generation of financial technology. The decentralized nature of the Bitcoin network allows for highly resilient bitcoin infrastructure, and the developer community needs reliable, open-source tools to implement bitcoin apps and services.

Get Started

npm install zcash-bitcore-lib

bower install zcash-bitcore-lib


The complete docs are hosted here: bitcore documentation. There's also a bitcore API reference available generated from the JSDocs of the project, where you'll find low-level details on each bitcore utility.

To get community assistance and ask for help with implementation questions, please use our community forums.



We're using Bitcore in production, as are many others, but please use common sense when doing anything related to finances! We take no responsibility for your implementation decisions.
If you find a security issue, please email security@bitpay.com.


Please send pull requests for bug fixes, code optimization, and ideas for improvement. For more information on how to contribute, please refer to our CONTRIBUTING file.

Building the Browser Bundle

To build a zcash-bitcore-lib full bundle for the browser:
gulp browser

This will generate files named zcash-bitcore-lib.js and zcash-bitcore-lib.min.js.
You can also use our pre-generated files, provided for each release along with a PGP signature by one of the project's maintainers. To get them, checkout a release commit (for example, https://github.com/bitmex/zcash-bitcore-lib/commit/e33b6e3ba6a1e5830a079e02d949fce69ea33546 for v0.12.6).
To verify signatures, use the following PGP keys:
  • @braydonf: https://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x9BBF07CAC07A276D D909 EFE6 70B5 F6CC 89A3 607A 9BBF 07CA C07A 276D
  • @gabegattis: https://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x441430987182732C F3EA 8E28 29B4 EC93 88CB B0AA 4414 3098 7182 732C
  • @kleetus: https://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x33195D27EF6BDB7F F8B0 891C C459 C197 65C2 5043 3319 5D27 EF6B DB7F
  • @matiu: https://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x9EDE6DE4DE531FAC 25CE ED88 A1B1 0CD1 12CD 4121 9EDE 6DE4 DE53 1FAC

Development & Tests

git clone https://github.com/bitmex/zcash-bitcore-lib
cd zcash-bitcore-lib
npm install

Run all the tests:
gulp test

You can also run just the Node.js tests with gulp test:node, just the browser tests with gulp test:browser or create a test coverage report (you can open coverage/lcov-report/index.html to visualize it) with gulp coverage.


Code released under the MIT license.
Copyright 2013-2015 BitPay, Inc. Bitcore is a trademark maintained by BitPay, Inc.