Zcash wallet

The best cryptocurrency wallet for your Zcash coins

Secure your Zcash assets with the most trusted cold wallet. Cold storage wallets are encrypted devices that store your Zcash coins offline, providing a layer of security against the evolving threats emerging from being connected to the internet.
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How to use Zcash with Ledger

What is Zcash?

Zcash (ZEC) is a decentralized and open-source privacy coin facilitating anonymous digital payments. It employs resilient cryptographic encryptions to keep transactions confidential. Its fungibility makes all tokens identical without individual transaction histories, so it isn't easy to track payments.

Zcash uses a Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKP) construction called a zk-SNARK. This allows the network to maintain a secure ledger of balances without disclosing the parties or amounts involved. Instead of publicly demonstrating spend authority and transaction values, the transaction metadata is encrypted and zk-SNARKs are used to prove that nobody is cheating or stealing. Thanks to selective transparency of transactions, users can choose to send Zcash privately (no personal information is disclosed) or publicly (similar to performing a Bitcoin or Ethereum payment).

The network employs a Proof of Work consensus mechanism(similar mining incentive system as Bitcoin), where miners receive tokens as rewards for the blocks they mine. The protocol distributes 80% of the payout to miners, while the remaining 20% goes to the protocol's founders, investors, team, and the Zcash Foundation.

ZEC is the network's native cryptocurrency of Zcash, used primarily to provide an alternative digital payment. It is also used to settle transactions within the network.

What is a Zcash wallet?

To store and manage Zcash, you need a compatible cryptocurrency wallet. Whether you’re looking to keep your coins safe and HODL or manage them on a daily basis, Ledger has the right product for you.

Ledger hardware wallet

Ledger hardware wallet stores your private keys and signs transactions offline, making them resistant to malicious attacks and threats.

Ledger Live App

Ledger Live App is a gateway to managing your assets, staking and earning passive income, checking your real-time balance, tracking transaction histories, and more.

How to get a Zcash crypto wallet?

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Get Ledger Nano

Select and purchase a Ledger crypto wallet of your choice. Beginner in the crypto world? Get started with Nano S Plus. Prefer a Bluetooth connection? Try with Nano X.

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Download and install what could be the best crypto wallet app: Ledger Live

Download and install Ledger Live in a couple of clicks. Ledger Live is a app for crypto for desktop & mobile that enables you to set up a Ledger device and manage your tokens.

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Add Zcash to your portfolio

Install Zcash on your Ledger Nano:

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to Manager.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. Search for Zcash in the app catalog and click Install.

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Create a Zcash account in Ledger Live:

  1. Open Ledger Live and head to Accounts.
  2. Click Add account.
  3. From the drop-down menu select Zcash.

You’re all set!

Buy, manage, and stake Zcash at your fingertips

Ledger Live is your one-stop platform for smooth and complete asset management. With just a few clicks, you can buy, send/receive, (swap), and stake Zcash to generate passive income. Buy, send/receive, swap, stake, and other crypto transaction services are provided by third-parties partners.

Swap Zcash

Swapping allows you to test out different cryptocurrencies, protect assets from volatility, and diversify your portfolio. Through Ledger Live, you can swap one crypto asset for another without using fiat currencies.

  • Head over to Swap.
  • On the Exchange page, select the accounts that you want to swap.
  • Enter the desired amount and click Exchange.
  • Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  • Follow the instructions to confirm the swap.

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The best way to keep your Zcash coins secure

Secure multiple assets, including Zcash using a Ledger hardware wallet. Your private keys, giving access to your assets, remain safe in a certified secure chip.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you first buy token, you’re issued with two keys: public and private.

  • A public key serves as an address that can be shared with other parties to perform transactions.
  • A private key represents a randomly generated number that signs transactions and protects your assets from malicious attacks. If it gets compromised or lost, you won’t be able to access your hardware wallet to spend, withdraw, or transfer your cryptocurrencies.

To safeguard and keep track of your keys, you can use online or offline wallets. Online wallets, also known as hot wallets, store private keys on systems or devices that are connected to the internet. Hot wallets are easy and convenient to use, however, they come with several drawbacks. Besides being susceptible to attacks and a honeypot for hackers, with hot wallets, the custody of private keys is often entrusted to a third party such as a crypto exchange, which means you never have full control over your funds. The safer choice are specialized hardware wallets that store private keys offline. Stealing private keys from a hardware wallet would require physical access to the wallet and corresponding PIN or the recovery phrase. What’s more, with hardware wallet, you don’t need to rely on third party custodians.

Ledger Nano is the industry-leading hardware wallet. With more than five million customers, Ledger Nano wallets have several layers of security that protect private keys, and hence your assets:

  • Your private keys are stored on secure element chips.
  • A PIN code and a 24-word recovery phrase are required to access the wallet.
  • Ledger Nano cryptocurrency wallets have been built using highly durable materials for protection against physical damage.

With full isolation between private keys and your computer/mobile, Ledger Nano wallets keep your keys secure and give you complete control over your cryptos.

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