Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Zcash company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for v2.0.1

After downloading but before extracting, verify that the checksum of the tarball matches the hash below:

sha256sum zcash-2.0.1-linux64.tar.gz

Result: 1cd0f61140e2139296fda10f627133dd6d053ce1f61d34b2f50dff696d56f13f

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-2.0.1-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.0.1/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 ~/.zcash/zcash.conf before running Zcash as your local user, as documented in the User Guide.