I suspect I am semi-literate with computers compared to most people on this forum.
I have followed zcash for over a year and am interested in the technology.
I understood that at launch it was linux only and cpu mining only.
So I went and bought parts for a pc examples are i7 6700k and 64gb of memory, yeah 64gb of memory, what the hell was I thinking, but, I read with cpu mining the more memory the better, big mistake there.
I now know that was a waste of money and I should have gotten a celeron and 8gb of memory and spent the money on AMD GPU, but hey, at least I am trying.
I got my machine running after awhile then was solo-mining for a couple weeks before I learned that was an exercise in futility and was so embarrassed to realize my mining was not connected to any address.
I realized I needed to join a pool and set about learning to figure that out.
I got a "t" address from a well known exchange after signing up and figured out how to configure a miner so I could have my payouts sent to the exchange.
I was quite excited to see my first payout arrive in the "t" address I got from the exchange.
The time and money I spent on this project versus the payout I got from mining was laughable.
So never to be one who quits before the miracle, I switched to windows 7 and bought 2 rx 480 8gb and configured claymore v8 to payout to my exchange generated "t" address.
Now to my question!
Can I send my first mined zec, once I finally get a whole one in a couple of weeks to a "z" address?
Is the "z" address more secure?
Isn't the "z" address the whole point of this currency?
The pool I am on says they can't send to a "z" address because of a bug in zcash 1.03, what is up with that?
What the hell is a nano ledger?
Is it the same thing as "cold storage"?
Can't I just print out the "z" address and lock it in a safe if I can figure out how to send from my "t" address to my "z" address?
I plan to hold onto my zec for the long term and would really like to know how to secure it so these crypto bandits I read about don't get me.
What is the best way to go about it?
Can cold storage devices aka hardware fail and you lose your zec?
Thank you for anyone who has knowledge and willing to share with me compared to my zero knowledge about this subject, har har har