Snapshot & fork have now taken place!

block 511346
block 272991
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Why $BTCP?


Bitcoin Private uses the same privacy technology as ZClassic (zk-snarks). This means payments are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient and other transactional metadata remain unidentifiable.


Just like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Private supports peer-to-peer transactions without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes through the use of cryptography and recorded in a public ledger.


Unlike Bitcoin, Bitcoin Private supports a slightly increased block size while being more anonymous and secure than any existing Bitcoin-based currency without sacrificing transaction speeds.

Open Source

Bitcoin Private's entire codebase is publicly available for viewing and verification by anyone. It will always remain open source and be maintained by an ever growing community.

Community Driven

In the nature of transparency and open source, Bitcoin Private is developed by team members all over the world. Each member fills roles and contributes based on his or her skill sets.

A Fair Start

There was no premine, and there is no founder's reward. Bitcoin Private has been released in a fair manner to all. Coins were distributed on a 1:1 basis to BTC and ZCL holders.

Hard Fork

What is a hard fork?

A hard fork is when a single cryptocurrency splits in two. It occurs when a cryptocurrency’s existing code is changed, resulting in both an old and new version. This case is somewhat unique, whereby ZCL and BTC were co-forked into Bitcoin Private (BTCP).

When was the hard fork?

Snapshot date: February 28th, 2018.
Snapshot blocks: 511346 for BTC and 272991 for ZCL.
Mainnet Launch: March 3rd 2018.

How do I receive BTCP?

When the hard fork occured, a snapshot of all existing ZCL and BTC holdings occured. Anyone holding ZCL or BTC in a wallet or supported exchange has been credited Bitcoin Private (BTCP) at a 1:1 ratio. For example, if you held 15.4 ZCL and 0.1 BTC, you receive 15.5 BTCP.

Bitcoin Private Team


Over 70 total contributors, with over 20 engineers having joined our initiative in just 30 days time!
Reach out to us to join :-)


Full-Node Desktop Wallet

Electrum Wallet

Paper Wallet


iOS coming soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who runs Bitcoin Private?

Bitcoin Private is a community-driven BTC/ZCL fork consisting of over 50 talented contributors currently. We are fully transparent to the community and often allow them to make decisions regarding the fork and the future of Bitcoin Private.

What exchanges currently support Bitcoin Private?

Currently,, Nanex, Octaex, Exrates and BarterDEX list Bitcoin Private. is confirmed to list, and we are engaged in active discussions with individual exchanges.

Does Bitcoin Private have replay protection?

Yes, Bitcoin Private has two-way replay protection.

How can I help with development of BTCP?

See the issues posted on github that we need resolved for BTCP.

What happens to ZCL now the fork has completed?

ZClassic will still exist. Read more about The future of Zclassic.

How do I mine BTCP?

This is the official BTCP mining pool, built and ran by BTCP developers:

BTCP Resources

Bitcoin Private Market Cap

Below is the current trading price of Bitcoin Private and its market cap.

Official Block Explorer

The easiest way to view the latest blocks and transactions!

Press Inquiries

To reach out to the primary coordinators of the team for any inquiries related to press, please contact us at [email protected].

Press Kit

You can download a zip file containing Bitcoin Private's branding assets here.

Official Links

You can view a directory of official Bitcoin Private links here.