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

This project provides an SDK for building applications using the LBRY protocol. The SDK is written in Python 3.7+ using Twisted. For other languages or platforms, a JSON-RPC API is provided.


Our releases page contains pre-built binaries of the latest release, pre-releases, and past releases for macOS, Debian-based Linux, and Windows. Automated travis builds are also available for testing.


Run lbrynet start to launch the API server.

By default, lbrynet 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.

With the daemon running, lbrynet commands will show you a list of commands.

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 GPG 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.

Daemon defaults, ports, and other settings are documented here.

Settings can be configured using a daemon-settings.yml file. An example can be found here.