TREZOR hardware wallet adds Dash and Zcash support

Announcements | February 5, 2017 By:

TREZOR has expanded its cryptocurrency portfolio to integrate Dash and Zcash.

Explaining the rationale for the move, the TREZOR team writes that up until now, the wallet has only been offering a simple bitcoin wallet interface, while TREZOR itself has been expanding support to various other cryptocurrencies (Litecoin, Namecoin, Dogecoin, Dash and Testnet). Due to this, “a growing voice of the community has requested integration of different currencies into TREZOR Wallet as well.”

Both Dash and Zcash are privacy-focused cryptocurrencies, therefore it is possible that future additions will also be of similar assets (such as Monero for example) if that is what the user community demands. However, due to the rigid nature of hardware in comparison to software wallets, this will take time and not all protocols will fit the needed configuration. Dash and Zcash both have working insight forks and were therefore easily integrated into the TREZOR wallet.

The TREZOR wallet uses Insight, an open-source blockchain API, to query information from the blockchains of various digital currencies. And SatoshiLabs explained on their blog that any additional cryptocurrencies added to the TREZOR wallet would have to be compatible with Insight.