The official Electric Coin Company Zcash client is built for Linux (64 bit). To see a list of third-party wallets that support Zcash and check out alternative download options, see the wallets page.

While the demand on network/storage to sync and store chain data grows over time, the activation of Sapling alleviates the high memory requirement (previously 2 GB of RAM). Be sure to read recommendations for protecting your privacy before you begin using Zcash. Please review our Download documentation if you have any questions.

Debian package install instructions

Electric Coin Company maintains a package repository for 64-bit Debian-based distributions, making it possible to install Zcash using "apt-get" from the command line. Detailed instructions are available in the Debian install guide.

Binary Tarball Download & Setup

Electric Coin Company provides a binary tarball for download.

See the binary tarball download and install guide to get set up.

Build from source

To build Zcash from source, follow the instructions in our User Guide.


This is an example Dockerfile to run the zcashd daemon in a containerized Debian base OS. The image pulls the apt package built by Electric Coin Company.