Everyone has a voice. Use it.

Decentralized live-streaming, built on the Ethereum blockchain

Peer-to-Peer Video. Democratized.

Live video gives everyone a voice. To make sure you're always in control of yours, Livepeer is owned and run by the participants in the network. This paradigm empowers you to participate in the world economy, monetize your time, and get your truth out to the world. We are building Livepeer with these core values in mind:


No single company or individual can control the network. All participants have the ability to shape Livepeer.


Nodes are paid for providing capacity to the network using Livepeer Tokens (LPT) - the network's own dedicated crypto-currency.


Livepeer’s peer-to-peer network lets you stream what you want, when you want, without a single point of failure or censorship.

Ready to Jump In?

By joining the Livepeer network, you can share live video directly with your peers. If you'd like to earn Livepeer Tokens (LPT), take an active role in the network by running a Livepeer node. And if you're a developer, you can use Livepeer as a simple way to add peer-to-peer video streaming into your own Ðapps! Here are some ways to get started:

Express Yourself

Use Livepeer to power your live streams. You can connect directly to your audience and control your own monetization.

Earn Livepeer Token

Earn token by running a network node and transcoding video. Or if you don't have a server farm at your disposal, you can earn token by participating in the delegation protocol to ensure a secure and high-quality network.

Build Something

Add live streaming functionality to your application, or get involved in the open development of the Livepeer platform itself.

Join The Movement

Livepeer is an open project that believes in open source code and creative contribution from people with diverse interests and skillsets. Hundreds of people have contributed ideas, code, designs, and time to Livepeer. Here are just a few of the faces from our chatroom:

James Young's avatarJosiah Savary's avatarRoberto Saccon's avatarIan Blenke's avatarAdam Soffer's avatarSamuel Brooks's avatarErkhemee's avatarbuildog's avatarlash's avatarEric Tang's avatarDoug Petkanics's avatarChris Hobcroft's avatarW. L.'s avatarAlex Eftimiades's avatarTian's avatarYahya's avatarYondon Fu's avatarScott Ricketts's avatarFelipe Sant Ana's avatarPaulo Perez's avatarPostables's avatarBen Crane's avatarPieter Gorsira's avatarHolger Dornieden's avatarJoe West's avatarRamesh Nair's avatarRich Hong's avatarYmow Wu's avatarCharley Hine's avatarAdam Hallett's avatarViktor Trón's avatarEugene Otto's avatarNick Savers's avatarJarrad's avatarJoran Kikke's avatarZethus Suen's avatarJulien Bouteloup's avatarDaniel A. Nagy's avatarvaX's avatarNFM's avatarahmad jamil's avatarRavi Tuvar's avatarDavid "Alf" Castaneda's avatarHudson Jameson's avatarJamie Pitts's avatarJack Coulter's avatarLewis Marshall's avatarPaul Peregud's avatarRyan Li's avatarJosé Oliveros's avatarkayji's avatarPaul's avatarJelle's avatarThomas Mullen's avatarMihail Diordiev's avatarSyneme's avatareeltonc's avatarPatrik Natali's avatarJacob Tadesse's avatarAlexandre Vicenzi's avatarDidi's avatarDeepak's avatarChris Padovano's avatarholisticode's avatarJan Kocjan's avatarTruGaming's avatarDiego Cerdán's avatarJohn Seibel's avatarDanChay's avatarAbhinav M Kulkarni's avatarChris Remus's avatarpaolobeneforti's avatarPhil Kurtland's avatarP2P's avatarHoot live stream app's avatarCharley Hine's avatarOhgeegeo's avatarbonsj's avatarAlexey Burdyko's avatarMax Stoller's avatarstfberg's avatarJulienGot99P's avataralex lines's avatarOyvind Jorstad's avatarShubham Yadav's avatar


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Livepeer has been under design + development for about a year. Here are some resources to help you learn more about the project, protocol, and software:

Token Summit

Doug gives a 6 minute walk through of the Livepeer opportunity, impact, and tech from a high level at the original Token Summit.


Eric gives a 30 minute technical presentation of how to add a live media layer to the web3 stack at Ethereum's Devcon3.

Swarm Summit

Doug presents at the Swarm Summit in Berlin on how Livepeer integrates and uses Ethereum's Swarm to do p2p video distribution.

NYC Ethereum Meetup

Doug and Eric give a 10 minute presentation at the NYC Ethereum Meetup focused on Media and Cryptocurrency.

Who We Are

Doug Petkanics

Founder, CEO

Eric Tang

Founder, CTO

Yondon Fu

Software Engineer

Josiah Savary

Senior Software Engineer

Chris Hobcroft

Creative Director

Lucy Wang

Strategy and Operations Advisor

Joe West

Technical Advisor

Josh Allmann

Senior Software Engineer

Join Our Team

We are a team of seasoned technologists working on a project that has the potential to touch millions of people. The company is based in New York, and we have a distributed team contributing to the project from different locations. The technologies we use include Golang, JavaScript, Solidity, open source video tools like ffmpeg, and smart contract platforms like Ethereum.

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