Sats or Zats?

I noticed on Ledger Live when changing the units for Zcash under settings it allows for us to display the balance in “Satoshis” - I thought it was supposed to be called Zatoshis? Or is that unofficial?

Sats sounds better anyways and I think if Zcash becomes mainstream people will just continue to use this term to pay homage to Satoshi.


The name Zatoshi is used in the Zcash Protocol Specification document.
See section 7.12 Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (page 138):

“All of the BIPs referenced below should be interpreted by replacing “BTC”, or “bitcoin” used as a currency unit, with “ZEC”; and “satoshi” with “zatoshi”.”