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How to buy Zcash (ZEC) in South Africa

Learn how to buy Zcash (ZEC) easily by following a step-by-step guide and compare 10+ crypto exchanges.

Zcash
ZEC- USD
$252.92
- $34.42 ( - 11.98%)
PRIVACY

How to buy Zcash

Look for an exchange that supports both fiat and cryptocurrency to simplify buying Zcash.

  1. Open an account on an exchange that supports ZEC.
    Jump to our table to compare popular options — just remember that most exchanges require an email address, phone number and proof of ID to register.
  2. Deposit funds into your account.
    Fund your account with a bank transfer, pay with a credit or debit card or deposit cryptocurrency from a crypto wallet to buy Zcash.
  3. Buy Zcash.
    Complete your Zcash purchase and then find the best wallet to store ZEC.
Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

What is Zcash?

Zcash (ZEC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency that offers transaction privacy through the use of zero-knowledge cryptography. This means that every transaction is shielded, and it hides the sender, the recipient and the amount of the transaction on the blockchain. However, ZEC is not completely anonymous. Every payment is visible on the public blockchain – only the participants in the transactions and the amounts are hidden.

Zcash (ZEC) is the 63rd largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, valued at $3,075,818,812. The current price of Zcash is $259.49, which is -4.817% lower than yesterday. Prices have ranged between $301.47 and $245.04 over the past 24 hours. All prices are listed in US dollars and accurate as of November 26, 2021 04:11 UTC.

Where to buy Zcash

Find an exchange to buy, sell and trade ZEC by comparing deposit methods, supported fiat currencies and fees. Select Go to site to sign up directly with the provider.

Name Product Deposit methods Fiat Currencies Cryptocurrencies
Binance Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer (ACH)
USD, AUD, GBP, EUR, RUB, TRY, NGN, UAH, PHP, CZK & 20+ more

314
cryptocurrencies

New users earn up to USD $500 in bonus rewards on qualified deposits and trades. Valid till 31 December 2021. T&Cs apply.
Trade an extensive range of reputable coins on this world-renowned exchange, popular for its high liquidity and multi-language support.

US residents: As of September 2019, US-based users can only trade USD on the American dollar onramp of Binance, Binance.US.
UK residents: In addition to normal crypto trading services, Binance offers margin lending. As this is a regulated activity which they are not authorised to offer in the UK, we advise you not to use this service. If you're interested in margin trading, see authorised providers.
Kriptomat Cryptocurrency Exchange
Kriptomat Cryptocurrency Exchange
Credit card, Neteller, SOFORT, Skrill, SEPA
EUR, GBP

198
cryptocurrencies

Finder Exclusive: Sign up with code FINDER15 and get EUR 15 when you spend over EUR 100 each month. T&Cs apply.
Buy a large selection of cryptocurrencies instantly via credit card or bank account after registering. Store your crypto conveniently in Kriptomat's multi-currency wallet.
KuCoin Cryptocurrency Exchange
KuCoin Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Wire transfer, Credit or Debit Card, SEPA
USD, EUR, GBP, RUB, CNY, AUD, KRW, JPY, TRY, VND & 40+ more

453
cryptocurrencies

Finder exclusive: Sign up and use code 1xf56 for one month of VIP 1 benefits. Deposit/transfer more than 0.1 BTC to KuCoin within 7 days of registration for 1 month of VIP 2 benefits. T&Cs apply.
Browse a variety of coin offerings in one of the largest multi-cryptocurrency exchanges and pay in cryptocurrency.
Coinbase Digital Currency Exchange
Coinbase Digital Currency Exchange
Bank transfer (ACH)
USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, MXN, HRK, CZK, DKK, CLP, BGN & 10+ more

75
cryptocurrencies

Buy and sell major cryptocurrencies on one of the world's most renowned cryptocurrency exchanges.
Gate.io Cryptocurrency Exchange
Gate.io Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
USD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, AUD, CHF, MXN

865
cryptocurrencies

Finder exclusive: New users get $90 worth of Gate.IO points and an airdrop of $5 in GateTokens if trade volume exceeds $100 in their first week. T&Cs apply.
A feature-rich exchange with over 700 tokens including derivatives, yield farming and lending products.
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Is it a good time to buy Zcash?

The technical analysis gauge for Zcash displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation to buy, sell or trade. It represents a technical analysis of Zcash based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators based on the performance of Zcash: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how ZEC performs.


Zcash at a glance

Information last updated November 26, 2021 04:11 UTC.
Coin symbol ZEC
Coin Marketcap US$3,075,818,812
Total ZEC supply 21,000,000
Circulating ZEC 11,835,400
Current price US$259.49
All time high US$3,191.93

Zcash price performance over time

Historical prices compared with the price of US$259.49.

1 hour -1.07%
24 hours -4.82%
7 days 75.25%
14 days 25.91%
30 days 60.26%
60 days 133.99%
200 days -14.89%
1 year 231.84%

Recent Zcash developments

November 2021: Zcash (ZEC) developer, Electric Coin Company (ECC), announced the intention to move the protocol to Proof of Stake (PoS) from Proof of Work (PoW). The team also intends to develop an official ECC wallet supporting features related to the move to PoS. ECC will leverage Cosmos (ATOM) to facilitate the move to PoS.

How to sell Zcash

You can cash out your ZEC with the same exchange you bought it through:

  1. Sign in to the exchange you have ZEC on.
    If you store your Zcash in a digital wallet, compare crypto exchanges to sell it on.
  2. Place a sell order.
    Choose the amount of ZEC you'd like to sell.
  3. Complete your transaction.
    Confirm the sell price and fees and close your sale of Zcash.

What to consider when buying Zcash

ZEC uses a zero-knowledge cryptography, known as zk-SNARK (zero-knowledge Succinct Non-interactive Arguments of Knowledge), developed by the team behind ZEC. Zero-knowledge proof works by allowing one party to prove to another that a statement is true without revealing any information beyond the validity of the statement. This allows the network to maintain a secured ledger while keeping sender, recipient and amount transferred private. In addition to this, you should consider the points below if you want to buy ZEC:
  • Use — ZEC is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency which uses zero-knowledge cryptography. While transaction payments are visible on the public blockchain, participants and amounts are hidden.
  • Availability. ZEC is one of the more popular cryptocurrencies and is available on a number of crypto exchanges. You can also buy ZEC with a credit card and with fiat currencies.
  • Market competition. ZEC is a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency but does not provide full anonymity. Cryptocurrencies similar to ZEC, some of which are completely anonymous, are Monero, Bytecoin, Dash, Verge, Spectrecoin, CloakCoin, Hush, NavCoin and PIVX.

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies, including Zcash, are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance of ZEC is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the Zcash or any other cryptocurrency discussed.


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