# 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:

Copy curl https://get.starport.network/starport@v0.17.0! | bash

# Install the Latest Version of Starport

To install the latest stable version, run the following command:

Copy curl https://get.starport.network/starport! | bash

# Verify Your Version

To verify the version of Starport you have installed:

Copy starport --version

The results show the release details. For example:

Copy starport version v0.17.0 darwin/amd64 -build date: 2021-07-15T18:34:28Z

# Verify Your Installation

The starport binary is downloaded from the Github repo and installed in /usr/local/bin.

When the installation succeeds, you see this message:

Copy Installed at /usr/local/bin/starport