How to Buy Zcash (ZEC)

AscendEX is the best place to buy, sell, trade, and hold Zcash (ZEC) easily. Signing up for a AscendEX account will allow you to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrency.


What is Zcash (ZEC)

Zcash is a privacy-protecting cryptocurrency that offers users the option to use private transactions efficiently with low fees. It was a hard fork of the Bitcoin protocol created in 2016, with a total supply of 21 million coins. The Zcash private transactions are called shielded transactions. It uses the zk-SNARK zero-knowledge proof technology to preserve transaction privacy on the network. The sender, recipient, and transaction amount are fully encrypted, but users can also share address and transaction information selectively for auditing or regulatory compliance purposes if needed. On the other hand, transparent ZEC transactions are similar to Bitcoin, where the transaction information is visible on the Zcash blockchain.

Where Do I Actually Buy Zcash (ZEC)

If you’ve made up your mind and are ready to make a purchase, then skip this article and buy ZEC

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How to buy Zcash

Buy Zcash with Bank Transfer

Buy Zcash (ZEC) on AscendEX by wiring US Dollars, Euros, or other money from your bank account directly to AscendEX. AscendEX will credit your account with stablecoins, which can then be used to purchase Zcash (ZEC).

Trade Zcash

AscendEX supports the deposit of more than 300 cryptocurrencies, several of which you can exchange for Zcash (ZEC) at some of the best rates in the market.

Buy Zcash with Credit Card

You can directly purchase Zcash (ZEC) with credit card or debit card on AscendEX. We offer the best route to buy Zcash (ZEC) using Visa or MasterCard.

Convert Your Crypto to Zcash

You can purchase Zcash (ZEC) directly with AscendEX's 1-Click Convert function. Seamlessly convert any number of cryptocurrencies directly to Zcash (ZEC) and pay 0% fees.

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Check ZEC Price Now

Find the live Zcash to USD (ZEC/USDT) price today to help you with your decisions. We update our ZEC to USD price in real-time.

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AscendEX: Where The World Trades Zcash


AscendEX’s world-class matching engine supports up to 400,000 transactions per second ("TPS"). This ensures that your crypto trading experience is quick and reliable.


Trading crypto on AscendEX is easy and intuitive. You only need a few steps to buy Zcash (ZEC) instantly.

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Over 1 million registered retail and institutional traders trust AscendEX. With defense-in-depth, compliant KYC & AML policies, and robust trading infrastructure, AscendEX prioritizes security and trustpeace of mind for our global client base.


AscendEX is one of the world’s most liquid cryptocurrency exchanges, with hundreds of millions in trade volume executed daily.

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Trading is simple and we are here to help you! If you have any questions about buying Zcash (ZEC) and other cryptocurrencies or using the AscendEX platform, our Support Center is available to answer all of your questions.

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What to Do After I Buy Zcash

Store/Hold Zcash

Many users hold on to their Zcash (ZEC) with the expectation of it increasing in value. You can store your Zcash (ZEC) safely on your AscendEX wallet.

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Most common Use of Zcash


You can use it to pay for goods or services. An increasing number of small merchants and large businesses are now accepting Zcash (ZEC) payments.


You can trade it, trading Zcash (ZEC) for stablecoins (USDT, USDC, etc.)


You can hold onto it.

Start buying ZEC

If you’re ready to take the next step and want to buy some Zcash, take the next step with AscendEX!