Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for Debian Jessie v2.1.1-1

Download Tarball for Debian Stretch v2.1.1-1

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 Jessie:

sha256sum zcash-2.1.1-1-linux64-debian-jessie.tar.gz

Result: d2694b312521cb3c22d2ef46dcbf72fb6d2102e2b5609cf37d23543228d976d1

Debian Stretch:

sha256sum zcash-2.1.1-1-linux64-debian-stretch.tar.gz

Result: 15780d5b34cc0f9536d85d7c424b9788327e0881d0c503ef9f8dc277b2e2a4ff

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-2.1.1-1-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.1.1-1/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.