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LBRY is an open-source protocol providing distribution, discovery, and purchase of digital content (data) via a decentralized network. It utilizes the LBRY blockchain as a global namespace and database of digital content. Blockchain entries contain searchable content metadata, identities, and rights and access rules. LBRY also provides a data network that consists of peers uploading and downloading data from other peers, possibly in exchange for payments, and a distributed hash table, used by peers to discover other peers.

This project aims to provide a daemon that can interact with the network via a json-rpc interface over HTTP.

The project is written in python2.7 and extensively uses Twisted framework.


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Our releases page contains pre-built binaries of the latest release, pre-releases, and past releases, for macOS, Debian-based Linux, and Windows.


Run lbrynet-daemon to launch the daemon.

By default, lbrynet-daemon will provide a JSON-RPC server at http://localhost:5279. It is easy to interact with via cURL or sane programming languages.

Our quickstart guide provides a simple walkthrough and examples for learning.

The full API is documented here.

Running from source

Installing from source is also relatively painless, full instructions are in


Contributions to this project are welcome, encouraged, and compensated. For more details, please check this link.


This project is MIT licensed. For the full license, see LICENSE.


We take security seriously. Please contact regarding any security issues. Our PGP key is here if you need it.


The primary contact for this project is @jackrobison(

Additional information and links

The documentation for the api can be found here.