# About Starport
The Starport tool is the easiest way to build a blockchain and accelerate chain development.
# Install Starport for a Tutorial
Important Tutorials are based on a specific version of Starport and are not supported for other versions. Be sure to install and verify your Starport version.
# Upgrading Your Starport Installation
To upgrade your Starport installation, see Install Starport (opens new window).
# Install a Specific Version of Starport
Each Cosmos SDK tutorial is written for a specific version of Starport (opens new window).
You can specify a specific version in the curl command.
For example, to install
starport v0.17.0, run the following command:
# Install the Latest Version of Starport
To install the latest stable version, run the following command:
# Verify Your Version
To verify the version of Starport you have installed:
The results show the release details. For example:
# Verify Your Installation
The starport binary is downloaded from the Github repo and installed in
When the installation succeeds, you see this message: