Zcashers, give yourself a pat on the back. Last month there were 11,220 fully shielded Zcash transactions! That is, from a z-address to a z-address.
Z-address balances are not visible on the blockchain. When used as both the sending and receiving address in a transaction, aka fully shielded, both balances are private and the value transfer is private. This offers strong protection against chain-analysis, thieves, stalkers, snoopers, advertisers, or threats we can’t even imagine yet.
Here are 10 places, in no particular order, where you can go fully shielded, today.
If you want to start using Zcash, it’s getting easier and easier. Zcash is a fair and open money system for all, so anyone can participate. Start by getting a ZECwallet. Mobile wallets for your phone will be available very soon. (Edit: ZECwallet and Nighthawk now have mobile wallets) Then go to PayWithZ.cash to browse the hundreds of stores and non-profits that accept Zcash.
If you’re a merchant or non-profit who wishes to reach new customers, you can join the ZEConomy by getting a ZECwallet and start earning Zcash by accepting to either a transparent t-address, or be like the super-ninjas in this article and accept payments and donations to a z-address!