Peer to peer video services. Incentivized.

Livepeer is creating a scalable Platform as a Service for developers who want to add live or on-demand video to their project. We aim to increase reliability of video workflows while reducing the costs to scale them. To achieve this we are building p2p infrastructure that interacts through a marketplace secured by the Ethereum blockchain. To fit the requirements of today's DApp developers we are building Livepeer with these core attributes in mind:

Highly Scalable

Livepeer’s peer-to-peer network allows you to scale to any size without a single point of failure. It will optimize quality of encoding and performance of delivery.

Low Cost

Livepeer's peer network aims to reduce the price of transcoding by an order of magnitude over cloud providers, by using crypto-economic incentive mechanisms.


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

Ready to Jump In?

Get started by choosing the option that best describes your interest:

Video Developers

I am a developer. I want to use Livepeer in my video project.

Video Miner

I am an infrastructure provider with excess capacity. I want to earn LPT by running transcoding nodes on the peer-to-peer network.


I am a developer or contributor to open source technology projects. I want to help build Livepeer.

Participate in the Network as a Tokenholder


Learn how Livepeer works, what the token is used for, and how you can participate as a tokenholder.


The initial distribution completed on October 2nd, 2018. Community members make LPT available on decentralized exchanges for purchase.


As a tokenholder, you can stake your token with an orcestrator to perform work on your behalf, and earn newly minted token and fees everyday. This grows your total ownership in the network.


Livepeer has been under design + development for almost three years. 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.

Streaming Tech Sweden

Philipp presents how harnessing idle GPUs in cryptocurrency mining rigs can create a video infrastructure that scales with dramatic price disruptions.


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

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

Philipp Angele

Director of Video Product

Josh Allmann

Senior Software Engineer

Yondon Fu

Senior Software Engineer

Jen Wohlner

Senior Product Manager

Eli Mallon

Senior Software Engineer

M. Yahya

Software Engineer

Adam Soffer

Software Engineer

Angie Ramirez

Software Engineer

Ivan Tivonenko

Software Engineer

Nico Vergauwen

Software Engineer

Jai Luthra

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.

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 avatarPieter Gorsira'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 avatarDanChay's avatarAbhinav M Kulkarni's avatarChris Remus's avatarpaolobeneforti's avatarP2P's avatarHoot live stream app's avatarbonsj's avatarMax Stoller's avatarstfberg's avatarJulienGot99P's avataralex lines's avatarOyvind Jorstad's avatarshubham yadav's avatarAngie Ramirez's avatarRandy Burrell's avatarIvan Tivonenko's avatar


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