Join the Zeitcoin


Cryptocurrency can seem daunting but we’re here to explain just how simple it is to purchase coins. Follow our easy steps and you’ll soon be the proud owner of Zeitcoin.


Start with a wallet.


Download for Windows or Mac

In order to hold your cryptocurrency, you need first need a "wallet". The first thing to do is identify your operating system and download the correct version. Once you have your wallet we’ll go through the steps to get set up. Run the Wallet once, so that it creates the required folders on your system. You can leave it to sync but it will take a long time. We suggest closing the wallet then taking the next step.


Download the blockchain snippet

So that your wallet can synchronise with the rest of the blockchain it has to connect and download these blocks to your wallet. This can take a long time. We can speed this up by downloading a copy and moving it to your wallet folder.

Use one of the links suitable for your internet speed. The slow connection is split into 4 files and does not require a Megasync account.

MD5 Checksum:


SHA-1 Checksum:


SHA-256 Checksum:


SHA-512 Checksum:


Blockchain snippet

Megasync folder link


Overwrite the the files with the snippet

Windows instructions

OSX instructions

Find the folder you installed the Zeitcoin wallet into on your C drive. Identify five files and two folders then delete them:






Open folder: Library/Application Support/zeitcoin

This can be hidden. Here’s a good direction how to find that folder. Identify five files and two folders in Library/Application Support/zeitcoin and delete them:






Then Extract and copy the files from Zeitcoin Blockchain Snapshot that you just downloaded into the Zeitcoin installation folder. Run the wallet again. When you open the wallet it will begin to sync with the blockchain. This time it will take a while to open and a little more time to read the larger Blockchain.


Encrypt and backup your wallet

It is important that you take measures to ensure that your wallet and your Zeitcoins are secure. Make a backup of your wallet. Click File > Backup Wallet. Save this to a secure location and name it with the date.

The wallet.dat is the most important file as it contains the private keys to access your coins on the Blockchain and also contains the address that you might have generated to receive coins. It may also include those automatically generated addresses if you have received coins as interest if you were staking.


Take regular backups if you are minting/staking so that the address the wallet has generated remain in your latest backed up wallet.dat file. If you are not regularly minting/staking then your wallet isn't generating any new addresses and the last backup you took is fine. Have these stored in multiple locations.  If storing the backups in places accessible to others including cloud backups we recommend encrypting the wallet.dat in winrar or a truecrypt file. Be sure to test and make certain you can open the file to access your wallet.dat file.


Find an exchange.

Convert currency to Zeitcoin

In order to purchase Zeitcoin you first need to use an exchange. Unless you already have other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Litecoin you will first need to purchase these at an exchange using FIAT (USD, GBP, EUR etc.). Some exchanges can accept deposits from your bank but this takes time to verify. Others can use a credit card or other form of payment.

When you have Bitcoin, Litecoin etc. you can use these to purchase Zeitcoin. Once you have Zeitcoins they will stay on the exchange until you transfer them to your own wallet. Copy the receive address from your wallet and use this on the exchange to send your coins.


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