Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for Debian Stretch v4.5.1-1

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-4.5.1-1-linux64-debian-stretch.tar.gz

Result: e60079975368754338acb9027af810bcf973c595d3e892b9ffd87b9519fea431

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:

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.