Get started with the open source version of MultiChain

System requirements

  • Linux: 64-bit, supports Ubuntu 12.04+, CentOS 6.2+, Debian 7+, Fedora 15+, RHEL 6.2+.
  • Windows: 64-bit, supports Windows 7, 8, 10, Server 2008 or later.
  • Mac: 64-bit, supports OS X 10.11 or later.
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB of disk space

Installing MultiChain Community on Linux

su (enter root password)

cd /tmp
wget https://www.multichain.com/download/multichain-2.1.2.tar.gz
tar -xvzf multichain-2.1.2.tar.gz
cd multichain-2.1.2
mv multichaind multichain-cli multichain-util /usr/local/bin
(to make easily accessible on the command line)

exit (to return to your regular user)

You can also use this link to the latest release of MultiChain 2 Community, instead of the URL above. The link is updated shortly after each release.

Installing MultiChain Community on Windows

Download https://www.multichain.com/download/multichain-windows-2.1.2.zip and extract its contents to your chosen directory.

Installing MultiChain Community 2.2 Beta

Version 2.2 of MultiChain adds non-fungible assets, support for MultiChain Explorer 2 and concurrent read access for streams. The Community edition of this version is currently available as a beta for Linux and Windows – see also API docs. It can be downloaded and installed in the usual way, substituting file and directory names as appropriate.

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Next steps

Once MultiChain is installed, you can proceed with the steps in Getting Started or dive straight into the developer guide. You can also install the Explorer for web-based browsing of your blockchain’s activity or the Web Demo for a simple interface for many APIs.

Release history

Each release of MultiChain 2 Community is listed below. The list of changes can be seen in the README.txt file of the most recent version.