The Zcash blockchain is live! The genesis block was release this morning, and people all around our planet have begun mining and transacting on it.
You can find the official Zcash 1.0 User Guide here: https://github.com/zcash/zcash/wiki/1.0-User-Guide
A Guide to Mining Zcash on Amazon EC2 is also available https://github.com/Austin-Williams/zcash-guides/wiki/Guide-to-Mining-Zcash-on-Amazon-EC2
I recommend you to read the following post about the "slow start" https://steemit.com/zcash/@cryptos/ready-to-mine-zcash-zec-but-are-you-aware-of-the-initial-block-rewards
Use the Zcash Forum https://forum.z.cash/.