Would you like to learn how to do a Zcash node installation? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install a Zcash node using a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

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Tutorial - Zcash Node Installation

On the Ubuntu Linux console, use the following commands to install the required libraries and the required packages:

# apt-get update
# apt-get install build-essential pkg-config libc6-dev wget
# apt-get install m4 g++-multilib autoconf libtool bsdmainutils
# apt-get install ncurses-dev unzip git python zlib1g-dev  automake

Create a directory to the node software and download the Zcash node package.

# mkdir /downloads
# cd /downloads
# git clone https://github.com/zcash/zcash.git

Compile and install the Zcash node software.

# cd zcash
# git fetch origin
# ./zcutil/fetch-params.sh
# ./zcutil/build.sh
# cd src
# install -sv zcashd zcash-cli /usr/local/bin/
# install -sv zcash-gtest zcash-tx /usr/local/bin/

Create a Zcash configuration file and choose a username and a password.

# mkdir ~/.zcash
# vi $HOME/.zcash/zcash.conf


In our example, we choose the username virtualcoin2018 and the password kamisama123.

Start the Zcash node daemon using the following command:

# zcashd -daemon

Wait for the synchronization of the blockchain to end.

The blockchain synchronization might take days or weeks.

Use the following command to verify the status of the blockchain synchronization:

# tail -f /root/.zcash/debug.log

Use the following command to stop the Zcash node service:

# zcash-cli stop