Get up and running in five minutes or less

Note: This page has been updated for MultiChain 2.0 – downloads for MultiChain 1.0 are still available.

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

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Installing MultiChain on Linux

su (enter root password)

cd /tmp
tar -xvzf multichain-2.0.1.tar.gz
cd multichain-2.0.1
mv multichaind multichain-cli multichain-util /usr/local/bin
(to make easily accessible on the command line)

exit (to return to your regular user)

Installing MultiChain on Windows

Download and extract its contents to your chosen directory.

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 2.0 is listed below. The list of changes can be seen in the README.txt file of the most recent version.

Downloads and the version history for MultiChain 1.0 are available here.