Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Zcash company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for v2.0.2

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

sha256sum zcash-2.0.2-linux64.tar.gz

Result: 54171c6baf853d306525336d09dc1acab723573f64d1d82efa6b3a975a3354db

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-2.0.2-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.0.2/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 ~/.zcash/zcash.conf before running Zcash as your local user, as documented in the User Guide.