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|Cryptopia||Exchange site with a very large selection of currencies.||Bitcoin and a lot of Altcoins.|
|Bitfinex||Zcash and cryptocurrency exchange website.||Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and many more.|
|Kraken||Cryptocurrency trading platform that provides buying and selling Zcash.||Bank Wire Deposit|
|LiteBit||Great website where you can buy Zcash and other cryptocurrencies.||SEPA, GiroPay, SOFORT, iDEAL and more.|
Buy Zcash via Bitcoin
Every exchange in the list above allows exchanging Bitcoin for Zcash instantly. Deposit Bitcoin first, exchange it on the real time market and finally withdraw your Zcash. Here is a short instruction on how to use the Cryptopia platform.
After you signed up for a Cryptopia account, you need to click the deposit link as shown in the picture.
Next, choose a digital currency that you want to deposit.
Enter and select Bitcoin (BTC) if you want to deposit Bitcoin.
The message "creating address..." will appear on your screen. Now you can deposit Bitcoins to the wallet address displayed.
To find the Zcash market, enter "Zcash" into the search box on the left side and click ZEC.
The trading chart shows the Zcash price in Bitcoins of the last processed trades. In the box located under the chart you can enter the required Zcash amount and price.
To withdraw your Zcash from your account, select the "Withdraw" link in the top menu.
Choose the digital currency you want to withdraw by using the search box.
Enter the amount of Zcash you want to withdraw, copy and paste your Zcash wallet address and click the next button.
Other Payment Options
Buy Zcash via PayPal
At this moment there is no possibility to buy Zcash directly via PayPal payment. If you still want to use PayPal, you can buy Bitcoin with PayPal on the Virtual World Exchange VirWox and exchange it to Zcash on Cryptopia or one of the other exchanges in the list above. For more details check out this how-to guide that was written for Ethereum but it also works with Zcash.
Buy Zcash via Credit Card
Unfortunately, at the moment the same applies to credit card payments. If you want to use a credit card anyway, you can buy Bitcoins via credit card first on CEX.IO and exchange those Bitcoins for Zcash on one of the exchanges in the list above. Note that trading on CEX.IO requires a complete account verification.
Zcash (ZEC) is an open-source cryptocurrency that aims at providing cryptographic privacy protection. In contrast to Bitcoin, all transactions and the associated information like value, sender and recipient are hidden on the blockchain. The circulating supply is almost 4 million, the total maximum supply is 21 million just like Bitcoin.