Saturday, August 8, 2020

Zcash Wallets

The complete list of Zcash Wallets

There are two kinds of addresses in Zcash: Transparent and Private. Private Addresses start with the Letter Z, Transparent starts with the letter T, choose the wallet that fits your personal needs.

 Smartphone wallets that support Transparent and Private addresses:

ZecWallet Mobile now on Android and iOS!


Nighthawk Z-address only wallet now available on Android!

These other smartphone wallets work with Zcash Transparent Addresses:

PC/Mac/Linux Wallets – These Wallets run the Zcash client and some have a full node. You can use Private and Transparent addresses with these.  The fastest way to start using Zcash on your computer is to use ZecWallet Lite:

ZecWallet (Lite); Windows, Mac, Linux Get started with Zcash in 5 mins!

ZecWallet (Full Node) ; Windows, Mac, Linux

Official Zcash Client (Full Node) ; Linux only

Note: The Official Zcash Client from ECC is only on Linux, here is the Official User Guide.

ZecWallet and ZecWallet lite is open source sponsored by the Zcash Foundation You can find a list of the API commands to use with these Zcash wallets Here

Be sure to perform regular Backups of your wallet.

 Hardware Wallets – Hardware wallets are the safest way to store your Zcash and other cryptocurrencies. The main drawback (for now) is that they only support Zcash Transparent Addresses and they cost between $79-$139.  You purchase a physical device which has a number of safeguards to prevent theft and have emergency steps you can take to recover your Zcash if your device is lost: Exchange Wallets – Exchange wallets are one of the easiest to set up because all you have to do is create an account with one of the many Exchanges that support Zcash. After you create an account it is very simple to generate an address to receive/spend or trade Zcash. At the moment only one exchange Shapeshift.io supports payment to Private Addresses IMPORTANT: The most important thing you need to keep in mind about wallets is that by using a wallet (whether on your own computer, on an app, or on an exchange) YOU are acting as your own Bank. If you lose, misplace, forget your password, or are somehow hacked then your Zcash will be lost forever. Be very careful when dealing with wallets be sure to perform regular Backups and always use strong passwords to help protect yourself. Here are a few videos explaining how to create and use the different types of wallets: