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Lisk Base64 is a tool that allows you to:

  • Encode user input to Base64 data and broadcast it to the Lisk network
  • Retrieve and decode Base64 data stored on the Lisk network

A .lsk64 file is created upon encoding an input. You can use this to decode the object back to its original form, using data from the Lisk blockchain.

This is a proof of concept. Credits to Korben3 for working on the idea and brainstorming together.

A little demonstration video can be found here.

If you find my tools useful, please consider voting for my delegate lemii or donating to 5222060513855166167L. Thanks!

Prerequisites (encode mode only)

Considering there’s no Lisk library for Python yet, and the current version of Lisk Commander does not support the data field, karek314's awesome lisk-php is used for pushing TXs to the network as a temporary workaround.

Please install and configure this tool if you’d like to use encode mode.


git clone
cd lisk-base64
pip install -r requirements.txt

Open and enter your information. Account information is only required if you wish to use encode mode.

Usage expects at least two arguments; mode (positional) and input (-i or --input).

Default values will be used for empty arguments (please see command line help for more info).

Mode: encode

Use this mode to encode your input to Base64, broadcast it to the Lisk network and create an intermediary file.

Example #1:

python encode -i "example.png"

Example #2:

python encode -i "example.png" -o "my-custom-output.lsk64" -r 123L -a 0.00000001

Mode: decode

Use this mode to retrieve Base64 data from the Lisk network using an intermediary .lsk64 file and decode it to its original form.

The original file type is detected from the lsk64 file, so it is recommended to only use the output argument (-o or --output) in exceptional cases.

Example #1:

python decode -i "example.lsk64"

Example #2:

python decode -i "example.lsk64" -o "im-a-rebel.png"

Command line help

Running $ python -h:

usage: [-h] [-i INPUT] [-o OUTPUT] [-r RECIPIENT] [-a AMOUNT]

positional arguments:
  {encode,decode}       set mode to 'encode' or 'decode'

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -i INPUT, --input INPUT
                        specify input file name
  -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT
                        specify output file name
  -r RECIPIENT, --recipient RECIPIENT
                        specify receiving address
  -a AMOUNT, --amount AMOUNT
                        specify LSK amount to be sent per TX


Licensed under the MIT license

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