Binary Tarball Download & Setup¶
The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.
After downloading but before extracting, verify that the checksum of the tarball matches the hash below for the version of the binary you downloaded:
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-4.5.1-1-linux64.tar.gz mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-4.5.1-1/bin/*
Now that Zcash is installed, run this command to download the parameters used to create and verify shielded transactions:
Finally, set up a configuration file (~/.zcash/zcash.conf) before runnning zcashd. It can be completely empty; it will then run with the default parameters.