Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for Debian Stretch v4.2.0

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 Stretch:

sha256sum zcash-4.2.0-linux64-debian-stretch.tar.gz

Result: 386633ba5f740252830fab9f6dd6bc9cb31514357643b7a5caf11f5c4faa63af

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-4.2.0-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-4.2.0/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.