Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Zcash company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for v2.0.3

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

sha256sum zcash-2.0.3-linux64.tar.gz

Result: 529900fa311509274cc3912ae886a3b8e193ae8a91801f810c3ca58f44bd1730

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-2.0.3-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.0.3/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.