ZCash GUI Wallets

To make the user experience with ZCash more convenient, GUI (Graphical User Interface) wallets have already been created by the community and by companies. Here are the wallet options available to ZCash users as of March 2017:

ZCash Desktop GUI Wallet

This wallet is suitable for users and miners who work on desktop systems and wish to have full control of the ZCash private keys. It has all the typical features that might be expected from a desktop crypto-currency wallet:

  • Balance/monetary amounts
  • List of transactions
  • Status of blockchain synchronization
  • Management of ZCash addresses (including Z addresses)
  • Sending ZCash

ZCash Desktop GUI Wallet
It communicates with the ZCash server (zcashd) running locally via the zcash-cli program. When installed, it is packaged as one executable JAR file (ZCashSwingWalletUI.jar) and requires Java (JDK7 or later). The details of how to obtain, and install the ZCash Desktop GUI wallet may be found on GitHub. Users who are less experienced with working on  a command line, may instead use this quite-user-friendly installation guide and usage guide.
License: Open source – MIT, Usage: Desktop, Private key control: Owned by the user

ZCash Cockpit UI Wallet

This wallet allows users to access their ZCash wallet remotely via a Web UI. This makes it ideal for managing multiple systems mining ZCash. Key features include:

  • Balance/monetary amounts
  • Advanced and detailed view of the blockchain
  • Management of ZCash addresses
  • Sending ZCash

ZCash Cockpit UI Wallet
The complete information on how to install the ZCash Cockpit UI Wallet may be found
on GitHub.
License: Open source – MIT, Usage: Remote/Web UI, Private key control: Owned by the user.

Waterhole GUI mobile wallet

waterhole.io is a trading platform and a wallet provider for multiple crypto-currencies. It already supports ZCash. Quote from the official announcement: Waterhole development team is pleased to announce the GUI mobile wallet for Zcash…. Along with the first Zcash GUI wallet, the built-in escrow trading mechanism allows users to trade and chat in-app directly. The OTC feature will be available to existing BTC users and all future Zcash users from day 1 when the new coins get launched. Waterhole already have a lot of users and making BTC and ZEC faucet regularly for new registered users.

License: Proprietary, Usage: Remote/Mobile, Private key control: trusted party.

JAXX ZCash Wallet

From a Jaxx representative, “This is a multi-token blockchain wallet that provides a unified experience across 9 platforms and devices, including Windows, Apple and Linux desktops, Apple and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as Google Chrome and Firefox extensions. The Jaxx wallet enables crypto-to-crypto buying and selling with frictionless in-wallet conversion. Users are always in control of their keys and Jaxx neither holds nor has access to customer funds.”
JAXX Web Site
License: Proprietary (source code partially open), Usage: Desktop/Remote/Mobile, Private key control: trusted party.

Cryptonator ZCash Wallet

Cryptonator is an online wallet that allows users to “manage different cryptocurrencies in one personal account. Securely store, easily receive and quickly send Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins and other digital currencies.” Also provides “instant and automatic exchange between Bitcoin and other supported cryptocurrencies at very attractive rates and without fees.”
Cryptonator Web Site
License: Proprietary, Usage: Web/Remote, Private key control: trusted party.

Freewallet for ZCash

Freewallet.org allows users to “store and manage digital currencies with ease in the smart and beautiful mobile-first cryptocurrency wallets developed by Freewallet.”
Freewallet Web Site
License: Proprietary, Usage: Mobile, Private key control: trusted party.

TREZOR for ZCash

From a TREZOR representative, “This is a hardware Bitcoin wallet; a single purpose device which allows you to make secure Bitcoin transactions. With TREZOR, transactions are completely safe even when initiated on a compromised or vulnerable computer. Because the use of TREZOR is very easy and intuitive we believe it will help Bitcoin adoption among people not familiar with the security issues.”
TREZOR Web Site
This is a hardware wallet with strong security, Usage: Desktop, Private key control: Owned by the user

Bitsquare for ZCash

From the Bitsquare web site: “Bitsquare is an open-source desktop application that allows you to buy and sell bitcoins in exchange for national currencies, or alternative crypto currencies.” Bitsquare functions as a decentralized privacy-focused exchange and wallet with a strong community behind it. It also supports ZCash: Bitsquare Web Site.
License: Open source – AGPL, Usage: Desktop, Private key control: Owned by the user

blockchains.my

From the Blockchains web site: ” Blockchains.My is a decentralized mobile wallet that easily make payments, monitor real-time price changes, get digital currency or gold and trade on our platform. DinarCoin, BitCoin , Ethereum, GSC & ZCash that connect directly to the blockchain with exchange system right in your wallet.”
blockchains.my Web Site.
License: Proprietary, Usage: Mobile, Private key control: trusted party.