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What is Lightstreams?
Lightstreams is a technology stack that enables users to share files &content in a secure and distributed manner. The stack is comprised of an Etheruem-based public blockchain layer with smart contract capabilities connected to an IPFS protocol layer for secure file management. If you are a dapp developer, you can use the leth command line to let users store files/content with smart contract authorization rules.