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The Quickstart series will guide you in your first steps of installing a Grin node, creating a wallet, and making a transaction.

GUI Wallet

To use Grin with a graphical user interface, see wallets.

We begin by downloading the precompiled binaries.

  • grin - grin node.
  • grin-wallet - command-line wallet.

First, choose your operating system:


Go to and download the tgz files of grin and grin-wallet by clicking on their name titles. Or alternatively, type in the terminal:


In every command replace $VERSION with the appropriate version for each binary, e.g. v4.0.2

To verify the release, calculate the sha256sum of the binaries and compare the result against their respective SHA256 HASH on the website (or in releases).

sha256sum grin-wallet-$VERSION-linux-amd64.tar.gz
sha256sum grin-$VERSION-linux-amd64.tar.gz

Next, navigate to the directory where the files were downloaded and extract the binaries:

sudo tar -C /usr/local/bin -xzf grin-$VERSION-linux-amd64.tar.gz --strip-components=1
sudo tar -C /usr/local/bin -xzf grin-wallet-$VERSION-linux-amd64.tar.gz --strip-components=1
libncursesw error ↴

If you have the following error when you start grin:

grin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Then install libncursesw5:

sudo apt install libncursesw5

And you're done!

Snap Store

You can also install everything as Snap package, however, note that you can't verify its content.

To install, type:

snap install grin

When installed with Snap, grin-wallet is accessible using the grin.wallet command instead of grin-wallet.


The easiest way to install grin and grin-wallet on macOS is with homebrew.

If you do not have homebrew installed, open the "" and paste the following line:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

This will install homebrew on your computer.

Once it's finished, you can simply install the binaries:

brew install grin grin-wallet


Go to and download the zip files of grin and grin-wallet by clicking on their name titles.

We recommend that you create a directory called Grin in C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Local. The parent directory is where most user windows apps are installed, but if you want to put them somewhere else, that'll work too.

In this directory, extract both binaries grin.exe and grin-wallet.exe. Then, add them to your path by typing in the terminal:

set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Local\Grin

Remember to replace %USER%

That's it, you're done!