Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for v2.0.5-2

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

sha256sum zcash-2.0.5-2-linux64.tar.gz

Result: 19755c5bffbb91be095add1b6e6e724b4c1c6f0c9c1f43353d51512cdd92e2a1

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-2.0.5-2-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.0.5-2/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.