Description of ZCash: Zcash is a decentralized and open-source cryptocurrency that offers privacy and selective transparency of transactions. Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remainShow more [+] private.
Zcash is based on peer-reviewed cryptographic research, and built by a security-specialized engineering team on an open source platform based on Bitcoin Core's battle-tested codebase. Our improvement over Bitcoin is the addition of privacy. Zcash uses advanced cryptographic techniques, namely zero-knowledge proofs, to guarantee the validity of transactions without revealing additional information about them.
zcash-qt-wallet: A zAddr-first UI wallet for Zcash
I've been working on a UI wallet for zcash that fully supports shielded addresses: zcash-qt-wallet. You can send & receive shielded transactions from the UI (and also t-Addresses). Github page: https://github.com/adityapk00/zcash-qt-wallet