Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for Debian Jessie v2.1.2-3

Download Tarball for Debian Stretch v2.1.2-3

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 Jessie:

sha256sum zcash-2.1.2-3-linux64-debian-jessie.tar.gz

Result: 71d8072e2b6be2f237d122548c828da096018b888a970e6645d7deef0d1fed64

Debian Stretch:

sha256sum zcash-2.1.2-3-linux64-debian-stretch.tar.gz

Result: 5c54cc5f6cca7c798adeca5a5b1e58b08a6f48b4304ef72e323e74f05635e136

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-2.1.2-3-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.1.2-3/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.