LBRY is an open-source protocol providing distribution, discovery, and purchase of digital content (data) via a decentralized network.
This repo is a reference implementation of the LBRY API.
It provides a daemon that can interact with the network via a json-rpc interface over HTTP.
Note: This project no longer bundles a graphic interface (browser). If you want to use LBRY via a GUI, use the LBRY App.
Our releases page contains pre-built binaries of the latest release, pre-releases, and past releases, for macOS, Debian-based Linux, and Windows.
Installing from source is also relatively painless, full instructions are in INSTALL.md
lbrynet-daemon to launch the daemon.
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.
What is LBRY?
LBRY is a protocol that provides a fully decentralized network for the discovery, distribution, and payment of data.
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.
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