This guide will cover buying Zcash in depth, if you are interested in learning about Zcash wallets, check out our guide on storing Zcash.

Buy Zcash with Credit Card and Debit Card

The best method of buying Zcash with credit and debit cards is by buying Bitcoin or Ethereum on an exchange such as Coinbase and then converting the purchased crypto into Zcash on an exchange such as Binance.

This process will be demonstrated below with clear pictures and steps.

Buy Zcash with Bank Transfer

Just like credit and debit cards, the easiest method of obtaining Zcash with a bank transfer or wire is by buying Bitcoin or Ethereum on a fiat to crypto exchange such as Coinbase, and converting the purchased cryptocurrency into Zcash, on an exchange such as Binance.

All will be explained below, with clear pictures and steps!

Step 1: Aquire Bitcoin or Ethereum

There are several exchanges to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum on.

The reason we have to purchase this way is because most cryptocurrencies are only traded on Bitcoin and Ethereum pairs. This will be further explained in step 2.

Coinbase is a very beginner friendly US based exchange, that sells cryptocurrency to most countries and all US states. Expect a 1.49% fee on bank transfer purchases, and a 3.99% fee for credit and debit purchases.

Coinmama is another option that focuses on credit and debit card purchases. Coinmama is great because they have higher debit and credit card purchasing limits than Coinbase, as well as instant delivery. Coinmama’s fees are around 5.5%.

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Bitpanda is an exchange that also focuses on credit and debit card purchases. Their fees are between 3%-4%, and only sells Bitcoin and Ethereum to European countries.

How to Buy Cryptocurrency on Coinbase

If you signup to Coinbase through this link, you will recieve an extra $10 worth of Bitcoin on your first $100+ order.

After creating your Coinbase account, you will want to add a payment method. If you are trying to get the most bang out of your buck, I would reccomend using a bank transfer. If time is a concern, maybe go with credit or debit card, as there is instant delivery!

Click the Buy/Sell tab at the top/middle of your screen. From this page, you can easily purchase Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum.

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After hitting Confirm Buy, we are ready to go to the next step!

How to Buy Cryptocurrency on Coinmama

After your account is verified, you can go to the navigation bar and purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum, using USD or EUR.

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Send the purchased cryptocurrency to the address of the exchange you decide to use in the next step.

Zcash Exchanges

Exchange Countries Fees
Binance Everywhere .05%
Changelly Everywhere .5%
Bittrex Everywhere .25%

Step 2: Moving Bitcoin or Ethereum to Binance

After aquiring Bitcoin/Ethereum, you will need to move it to the cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Most cryptocurrency exchanges only allow cryptocurrency to be purchased with Bitcoin or Ethereum. That is why we need to convert our money to cryptocurrency, and then send the purchased cryptocurrency to an exchange where our coin is sold.

In order to send your newly purchased crypto to Binance, you will need locate your Binance deposit address.

This can be found on Binance by going to the navigation bar, mousing over “Funds” and clicking Deposit Withdrawals. This page has the deposit addresses for every coin on their exchange.

Locate Bitcoin or Ethereum, depending on what you purchased and copy the address. SendBinance SendBinance

Now that we have our deposit address, we will need to send it from Coinbase. Click the send tab as seen below, and enter it into the recipient box. Click confirm and wait for your currency to arrive to Binance!

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Step 3: Buy some Zcash!

After sending your cryptocurrency to Binance, depending on what cryptocurrency you bought, you will want to go to the following pages:

Once on the page, click the “market tab” and enter the amount of Zcash that you would like to buy. Congrats, you now own Zcash. Look below for our guide on how to store it!

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Buy Zcash with Changelly

Step 1: Create an account on Changelly. They have a relatively easy signup process and allow the use of Google, Twitter or Facebook for faster signups.

Step 2: After creating an account, you will want to go to the main page as seen here, and use the conversion box. In this example, we are going to buy Zcash with USD!

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Buy Zcash with PayPal

Due to Paypal’s chargeback feature, buying Zcash with Paypal takes a few extra steps. The exchange VirWoX allows you to convert paypal balance into Bitcoin. Read our tutorial on this conversion. Once you have obtained Bitcoin, you can send it to Bittrex just like the above example!

How to Store you Zcash, Securely!

Zcash can be stored on several wallets, but the wallets we reccomend are the Ledger Nano S, Ledger Blue, Trezor, FreeWallet, and the Official Zcash wallet.