Digital wallets can help keep your cryptocurrencies safe, private and in your control. We highly recommend the use of wallets for storing Zcash (technically, they store the keys to your Zcash addresses). But keep in mind, your wallet is like your bank account, so take extra precautions with your passwords, and be sure to perform regular backups to protect your money.
DISCLAIMER: Electric Coin Company does not endorse specific digital wallets, other than the Zcashd full node wallet. We provide the information below as a courtesy, in order to simplify the overall digital currency experience for you.
Wallets with both shielded- and transparent-address support
With Zcash shielded addresses and transactions, data like sender, receiver and amount are encrypted, meaning that even though the transactions are verified on the public blockchain, no person can see the data inherent to these transactions. This is widely regarded as the strongest privacy in any cryptocurrency, and it’s one of the best things about Zcash. To use shielded addresses and transactions, use one of these wallets.
Wallets with transparent-address support only
Zcash transparent transactions are exactly like Bitcoin transactions. Sender, receiver, amount and the data are publicly visible on the blockchain. Without the encryption of shielded transactions, these are computationally lighter and, therefore, simpler to execute from a mobile device. There are many wallets that support Zcash transparent transactions, a sampling of which is below: