Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

As of v5.0.0, we are no longer supporting Debian 9(Stretch) packages in apt.

Download Tarball for Debian Buster v5.2.0

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 Buster:

sha256sum zcash-5.2.0-linux64-debian-buster.tar.gz

Result: ca69b7ece7a6b0ea9085bc3425b0a57e8fef0f0ea26022aedbcd280d5dcd7526

Download Tarball for Debian Bullseye v5.2.0

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 Bullseye:

sha256sum zcash-5.2.0-linux64-debian-bullseye.tar.gz

Result: ce7113843862f04470d1260e293c393e523b36f8e5cb7b942ed56fa63a8ae77f

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

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

tar -xvf zcash-5.2.0-linux64-debian-buster.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-5.2.0/bin/*

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

zcash-fetch-params

Finally, set up a configuration file (~/.zcash/zcash.conf) before runnning zcashd. It can be completely empty; it will then run with the default parameters.