How to check the integrity of your Lynx Wallet

On the download page of our website, we provide the checksum values of our latest release. The checksum value is a unique series of letters and digits generated from application data. Any version of the application that has been modified or is not our latest release will have a different checksum value than the one provided on our website. You can ensure the authenticity of your installed wallet by comparing the checksum value on your device with the ones listed on the download page.


The following are instructions on how to check the checksum values on the MacOS, Windows, and Linux platforms. Please note that the checksum value is pertaining to the download file (.dmg, .exe, or .AppImage) used to install the wallet, not the application file itself.

MacOs

MacOS has a built in tool to calculate the checksum value of any file. This will require running a command on the terminal.


  1. To launch the Terminal, you can search for “terminal” on the launchpad or go to
    Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
  2. Within the terminal, type in md5 [filename]
  3. For the [filename], you can drag and drop the download file (.dmg) onto the terminal which will autofill the [filename]
  4. The terminal will return a line of letters and numbers which is your checksum value
  5. Compare your checksum value to the Windows value provided on our website to ensure the authenticity of your download

Windows

Windows has a built in tool to calculate the checksum of any file. This will require running a command on the command prompt.


  1. To open the command prompt, search for “command prompt” in the search bar after clicking the Start button (lower left) or open Run using the Windows+R hotkeys and enter “cmd”
  2. Within the command prompt, type in CertUtil -hashfile [filename] MD5
  3. For the [filename], you can drag and drop the download file (.exe) onto the command prompt which will autofill the [filename]
  4. The command prompt will return a line of letters and numbers which is your checksum value
  5. Compare your checksum value to the Windows value provided on our website to ensure the authenticity of your download

Linux

Linux has a built in tool to calculate the checksum of any file. This will require running a command on the terminal.


  1. On your menu or task bar, there will most likely be an icon figure of your Linux Distro which you can click to search for the “terminal.”
  2. Within the terminal, type in md5sum -c <<<“[checksum] [filename]”
  3. For the [checksum], insert our provided Linux checksum value on our download page
  4. For the [filename] you can drag and drop the download file (.AppImage) onto the terminal which will autofill the [filename]
  5. The terminal will return “OK” if the checksum value for your download file is equivalent to our provided value