Exodus Adds ZCash

Our 50th release has a shiny new ZEC wallet, EOS private key exports, and a gorgeous design upgrade.

Apr 27, 2018 · 4 min read

There is a mountain of work that goes into an Exodus upgrade, yet our development team delivers one every two weeks. A bit of Exodus trivia: our devs have kept up this schedule since our first release. This means that every fourteen days, without fail, you’ve had a new version of Exodus at your fingertips with new assets, features, fixes, and design tweaks since we launched the wallet.

Exodus version 1.50.0 marks the fiftieth time that our team has toiled in the kitchen and delivered a piping-hot release to your windowsill. To celebrate, we decided to include an asset you’ve been asking for since it first came on the scene, a massive upgrade to your beloved donut, and the ability to export private keys after registering your assets.

These are our extended release notes, and we hope that you enjoy the features we have added as much as we’ve enjoyed making them for the last couple of years. Thank you for sticking with us!

Send, Receive, and Exchange ZCash in Exodus

If you are a fan of privacy coins then I’ve probably seen you in the support inbox asking us to add ZCash, the coin with a vaunted zerocash protocol that can obscure your transactions from unwanted eyes. ZCash aims to be Bitcoin, but with an added layer of cryptography to protect your transactions even further. We are thrilled to add ZCash alongside DASH as we increase our arsenal of assets focused on keeping transactions private!

Consistency with a “q”

To maintain the consistency of how your new Bitcoin Cash addresses are used in Exodus, we have now made the “q” address the default address type displayed for your everyday BCH wallet functions.

Even if you are sending to an old Bitcoin Cash address, it will still show up in your transaction history as a “q” address. Hooray!

DGB, In Every Key

Previous versions of Exodus did not accept all kinds of Digibyte private keys, and that was sort of a bummer. We fixed that, and now Exodus can import all types of Digibyte private keys.

The process is so smooth, it will make you want to claim some Digibyte. Go find some DGB private keys, quick!

Uhhh, Whose Keys Are These?

Speaking of private keys, we switched up the way that Exodus exports them for assets with multiple addresses. Now when you export your private keys for multi-address assets, Exodus will only export the keys for addresses that have historically had a balance. Unused keys will not be exported. Convenient!

This will affect your private key exports for: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, DASH, Decred, Digibyte, Litecoin, and ZCash.

Export Your Private Key-O-S

Now that you’ve registered your EOS in Exodus, you’re probably wondering where your wallet put that darn EOS mainnet public and private keypair you generated during that process.

We were also wondering this, so we went in there like the blockchain Encyclopedia Brown and found it for you! You can now export your EOS mainnet private key like any other asset from the developer menu.

We don’t recommend that you actually use this function yet, but it is there in case you need it in the near future.

What’s In Your Donut?

This feature really doesn’t need an introduction because the GIF says it all. Hover your mouse over the different stripes in your new donut to see how much of each asset you have in Exodus.

It’s like a big, colorful money-piano!

Next Release: May 10th, 2018

If we’ve gotten this far with fifty releases, imagine what we can do with fifty more! Check back in May to see what we have in store for you, and always keep an eye trained on our releases page for any patches and updates.

Please reserve the Medium comments section for lively and honest discussion about the article! If you have technical issues with Exodus, our Community Support team will be happy to speedily assist you if you send a descriptive email to: support@exodus.io

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