Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

As of v5.0.0, we are no longer supporting Debian 9(Stretch) packages in apt.

Download Tarball for Debian Buster v5.3.2

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 Buster:

sha256sum zcash-5.3.2-linux64-debian-buster.tar.gz

Result: 37068d540972389e6fa75d24cefcdedf33c9ff9e8339c966e3990cc05dbbf0c4

Download Tarball for Debian Bullseye v5.3.2

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 Bullseye:

sha256sum zcash-5.3.2-linux64-debian-bullseye.tar.gz

Result: 20b0aa39b72826fe5c2d967151ce8cccbd11c1cf1b6c2adf8ddad0c596e241fc

This checksum was generated from our gitian deterministic build process. View all gitian signatures.

Once you’ve verified that it matches, extract the Buster or Bullseye files and move the binaries into your executables $PATH:

tar -xvf zcash-5.3.2-linux64-debian-buster.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-5.3.2/bin/*

Now that Zcash is installed, run this command to download the parameters used to create and verify shielded transactions:

zcash-fetch-params

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.