Zcash (ZEC)

What is Zcash? 

Zcash is a cryptocurrency that offers two types of addresses: transparent addresses that are publicly visible on the Zcash blockchain and shielded addresses that are more private. Coinbase customers can receive Zcash from both transparent and shielded addresses and send Zcash to transparent addresses.

Sending to shielded addresses is not supported at this time.

How does Zcash work?

ZCash uses an advanced cryptographic technique known as "Zero-Knowledge Proof" to guarantee the validity of transactions without revealing additional information.

What products support ZEC?

  Send/Receive Trading
Coinbase            ✔      ✔
Pro           ✔      ✔

What regions support ZEC?

  US  NY EU UK CA/SG
Coinbase     ✔  ✔  ✖️   ✖️      ✔*
Pro     ✔  ✔  ✖️   ✖️      ✔*

*Buy sell, receive only

Crypto to fiat trading pairs

   US UK EU
USD   ✔  ✖️ ✖️
GBP   ✖️  ✖️
✖️
EUR   ✖️  ✖️ ✖️

Crypto to crypto trading pairs

  USDC BTC ETH
ZEC      ✔   ✔   ✖️

See the full list of countries that Coinbase supports for crypto-to-crypto trading.

How many confirmations are needed for ZEC?

ZEC requires 24 network confirmations. Learn about transaction confirmations.

Which blockchain network hosts ZEC?

ZEC is hosted on the Zcash blockchain.

What are the minimum and maximum withdrawal amounts?

Coinbase has implemented safeguards to ensure a healthy and efficient network both on-chain and through our platform.  

These safeguards include both minimum and maximum amounts for each cryptocurrency we allow customers to send through the blockchain.

Minimum: 0.00001 ZEC 

Maximum: 8,500 to send from Coinbase to an external address.

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