I’ve held and mined ZEC for about a year, and I’ve been using Zcash4win/WinZEC as my wallet. All this time, I’ve wondered why there is no official wallet for such a big OS. Windows users have relied on (and still do) the hard work of @anon47418038, and he again, has relied on scarce donations to be able to keep up the work. What happens when he stops developing the wallet?
I think it is long overdue that Zcash gets it’s own official wallet for all major operating systems. With the upcoming Sapling upgrade this fall, shielded transactions should be possible even on mobile devices. So where are the easy-to-use GUI wallets supporting shielded transaction between mobile devices? NFC transaction? Where is the Windows wallet, the Mac wallet?
In other words: Why isn’t the Zcash group prioritizing the very thing that enable people and merchants to actually use the coin?
I appreciate the need for decentralization, that’s what crypto is all about. But to just rely on good-willed developers to come up with solutions in a crucial phase like this can not be the best way to recruit users. In the next two years, the foundation for adoption must be laid. And wallets should be a part of that foundation.
I’m no coder, I’m more like a higher-than-average tech consumer. I rely on my Windows computer and my cell phone in my daily life, not a linux machine. And most people out there have even less grasp of computers than me. They (and I) need a low-entry, easy-to-understand interface where they can store, spend and receive their money. If it hadn’t been for @anon47418038 's contribution, I wouldn’t have taken the step to enter Zcash. The threshold would have just been to high.
I think it would be wise for Zcash to develop a start-up package for end users that at least includes (for the time being) officially supported wallets. Readily available in the iOS app store and Google play together with Windows and Mac versions.
Good question, I can’t actually remember, let me inquire and I will get back to you
WHAT IF ZCASH COMPANY TURNS EVIL?
If we are sufficiently hacked, or if we collectively turn evil, the above resources will not be sufficient to protect you. Luckily, the Zcash network is growing into a larger and more resilient community beyond the Zcash company itself. If you suspect that the company has been compromised, please also check other community resources unrelated to the Zcash Company.
Which I found in this article, a superb examination
The organization we created to launch this project is a startup. This provides a tight-knit, focused team, rapid decision-making, and the possibility of generating additional funding, such as by building blockchain solutions for industry.
However in the long run it would not be appropriate for a single for-profit company to have this much power over the evolution of the Zcash technology. Ultimately, there will need to be an independent, inclusive, non-profit body to steward the technology in the interests of all users.
Dont know who to ask as the zcash team dont reply. I used to use my phone to access my zcash wallet through an app. That no longer has the number grid to sign in. App wont let me sign in since last week. Cant access my account, nothing I try works so don’t know what to do. Any ideas please
The app is the z cash app. I don’t know what a recovery seed is. The app would open, I would enter a 4 digit number, it would tell me how much z cash I had and I could look up the daily weekly and monthly value changes. Are my private keys my 4 digit code? I am now asked to sign in via Facebook, gmail or phone. It recognises my email but not my 4 digit code.