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 v5.0.0

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-5.0.0-linux64-debian-buster.tar.gz

Result: 24f34e66b41cc6460abde344974f15a0f5fa71562fc4a2051a73507c71672648

Download Tarball for Debian Bullseye v5.0.0

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-5.0.0-linux64-debian-bullseye.tar.gz

Result: f9b87ae99ea2c2f659e67481cb9ce9dd3f179619ae38334f383f2eb8db6f9e2c

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-5.0.0-linux64-debian-buster.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-5.0.0/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.