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Zecwallet-Lite is z-Addr first lightwallet for Zcash.
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ZecWallet Lite

Zecwallet-Lite is z-Addr first, Sapling compatible lightwallet client for Zcash. It has full support for all Zcash features:

  • Send + Receive fully shielded transactions
  • Supports transparent addresses and transactions
  • Full support for incoming and outgoing memos
  • Fully encrypt your private keys, using viewkeys to sync the blockchain


Download compiled binaries from our release page


  • While all the keys and transaction detection happens on the client, the server can learn what blocks contain your shielded transactions.
  • The server also learns other metadata about you like your ip address etc...
  • Also remember that t-addresses don't provide any privacy protection.

Note Management

Zecwallet-Lite does automatic note and utxo management, which means it doesn't allow you to manually select which address to send outgoing transactions from. It follows these principles:

  • Defaults to sending shielded transactions, even if you're sending to a transparent address
  • Sapling funds need at least 5 confirmations before they can be spent
  • Can select funds from multiple shielded addresses in the same transaction
  • Will automatically shield your transparent funds at the first opportunity
    • When sending an outgoing transaction to a shielded address, Zecwallet-Lite can decide to use the transaction to additionally shield your transparent funds (i.e., send your transparent funds to your own shielded address in the same transaction)

Compiling from source

  • ZecWallet is written in C++ 14, and can be compiled with g++/clang++/visual c++.
  • It also depends on Qt5, which you can get from here.
  • You'll need Rust v1.37 +

Building on Linux

git clone
cd zecwallet-lite
/path/to/qt5/bin/qmake CONFIG+=debug
make -j$(nproc)


PS: Zecwallet-Lite is NOT an official wallet, and is not affiliated with the Electric Coin Company in any way.

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