### The opening day of Zcash (ZEC) mining was crazy, with volatility, reward for savvy traders and, of course, a few losses along the way.
https://z.cash/theme/images/zcash-logo-black-small.pngLeading up to launch, futures have been trading on BitMEX, helping to build anticipation before mining began Friday morning. Of course, the delay in finally launching the first day of mining probably didn’t hurt as miners prepared their machines to vie for the first batches to reach the market.
# Genesis ZEC Mining Closed – For Nowhttp://kipicommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Genesis-Mining-Logo.jpg
For those of us who aren’t tech savvy enough to fire up our own miners, Genesis offered an opportunity to get involved. I shared some info about the opportunity [in an article the other day](https://steemit.com/cryptography/@anotherjoe/zcash-zec-total-payment-anonymity-mining-starts-tomorrow), hoping to get some Steemsters on board. As far as I know, only a couple did as a result of the article.
Hopefully more did. However, if you didn’t, apparently they’re sold out, at least