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Binary releases are available from GitHub and our APT repository (Debian/Ubuntu).

We currently have binaries available for Linux AMD64, ARM and ARM64, Windows AMD64 and macOS (AMD64 and ARM64).

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 all main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nimbus.list
# Import the GPG key
sudo curl -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

Helper scripts

When installing via package manager, replace 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 --data-dir.


Packages include systemd service unit files: see the systemd guide for usage instructions. The nimbus user is created as part of the installation process!

Reproducible builds

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

For instructions on how to reproduce those binaries, see "" inside the archive, as well as the in-depth guide.