Binary Tarball Download & Setup

The Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

Download Tarball for Debian Jessie v3.1.0

Download Tarball for Debian Stretch v3.1.0

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 Jessie:

sha256sum zcash-3.1.0-linux64-debian-jessie.tar.gz

Result: b33210b7d3e78ac19a5d1791ca6c294cdfc61abd1ace93305a49df2ab000e639

Debian Stretch:

sha256sum zcash-3.1.0-linux64-debian-stretch.tar.gz

Result: 48f9ff15ffc2da9f5890df16cddd92ac58d104b820414f3d02cd77d78664c5c2

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-3.1.0-linux64.tar.gz

mv -t /usr/local/bin/ zcash-3.1.0/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.