Binary setup

The binary installation offers an easy and automated approach to set up Lisk Core.


To complete the installation some prerequisites need to be fulfilled. If you have already performed these, please proceed to the Installation chapter.


Supported Platforms
  • Ubuntu 18.04 (LTS) x86_64

  • Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) x86_64

  • macOS


This section details how to install Lisk Core using pre-built application packages. Once completed, you will have a functioning node on the Lisk Network.

Download and execute the installation script

Download Lisk Core:

  • Ubuntu

  • MacOS

curl -o lisk-core.tar.gz
curl -o lisk-core.tar.gz

Unpack it, and add it to the system path, in order to use it in the terminal:

tar -xf ./lisk-core.tar.gz
cd lisk-core

You can make the lisk-core command available in the PATH, e.g. by executing

export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/lisk-core/bin"

Verify successful installation

To verify that your Lisk node is up and running, execute the following commands:

lisk-core start --network betanet
# From other terminal
lisk-core node:info

Post-installation (optional)