Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for Debian Jessie v2.0.7-2

Download Tarball for Debian Stretch v2.0.7-2

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 Jessie:

sha256sum zcash-2.0.7-2-linux64-debian-jessie.tar.gz

Result: 64e51bcbb602fdc857c0f84c9050980442e366e9d4acb949b0787d2baba23f93

Debian Stretch:

sha256sum zcash-2.0.7-2-linux64-debian-stretch.tar.gz

Result: 597d169606ed2d1b621d80f39c06291ff01d57cae8f178c0d6e90df1a27405ed

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-2.0.7-2-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-2.0.7-2/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.