Binary releases are available from GitHub and our APT repository (Debian/Ubuntu).
We currently have binaries available for Linux
AMD64 and macOS (
The latest release is always available from Github under the Assets header at the bottom of the page.
To install or upgrade a binary release, unpack the archive appropriate for your operating system and architecture in a directory of your choice, and run the binary.
# Create a directory that can hold the beacon chain data and applications - this should be a fast SSD mkdir -p nimbus-eth2 # Unpack the archive into the `nimbus-eth2` directory you just created tar xvf nimbus-eth2_Linux_amd64_22.6.1_2444e994.tar.gz --strip-components 1 -C nimbus-eth2
After unpacking, you may wish to verify the checksum.
Install Nimbus from our APT repository:
# Add the nimbus repository echo 'deb https://apt.status.im/nimbus all main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nimbus.list # Import the GPG key sudo curl https://apt.status.im/pubkey.asc -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/apt-status-im.asc # Update repository files and install Nimbus components sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nimbus-beacon-node nimbus-validator-client
When installing via package manager, replace
run-mainnet-beacon-node.sh and similar helper scripts used in this guide with
nimbus_beacon_node: blockchain data will be written to the default data directory unless changed with
systemd service unit files: see the systemd guide for usage instructions.
nimbus user is created as part of the installation process!
We've designed the build process to be reproducible. In practice, this means that anyone can verify that these exact binaries were produced from the corresponding source code commits. For more about the philosophy and importance of this feature see reproducible-builds.org.
For instructions on how to reproduce those binaries, see "README.md" inside the archive, as well as the in-depth guide.