Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for Debian Jessie v2.1.1

Download Tarball for Debian Stretch v2.1.1

After downloading but before extracting, verify that the checksum of the tarball matches the hash below for the version of the binary you downloaded:

Debian Jessie:

sha256sum zcash-2.1.1-linux64-debian-jessie.tar.gz

Result: ced046653b21820f490fa51cef280dec86e77ac9c005b8f52eda87439415f52e

Debian Stretch:

sha256sum zcash-2.1.1-linux64-debian-stretch.tar.gz

Result: d18e60d9762847a6038d3d2259d84a24cbf83793a08372beaaae1479ef244f03

This checksum was generated from our gitian deterministic build process. View all gitian signatures.

Once you’ve verified that it matches, extract the files and move the binaries into your executables $PATH:

tar -xvf zcash-2.1.1-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.1.1/bin/*

Now that Zcash is installed, run this command to download the parameters used to create and verify shielded transactions:


Finally, set up ~/.zcash/zcash.conf before running Zcash as your local user, as documented in the User Guide.