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What are LBRY Rewards?

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Rewards allow LBRY users to earn LBC, the token that powers the LBRY network. You can earn rewards for watching content, creating an identity, and generally learning about and using LBRY.

Please note: Reward amounts are subject to change at any time by LBRY Inc.

rewardslist The rewards screen in the LBRY app

Rewards eligibility

To be eligible for LBRY Rewards, you must:

Rewards are intended to be earnable on a per-person basis (typically limited to 1 rewards account per household / location). LBRY reserves the right to revoke rewards privileges on any account if abuse is suspected, including on the basis of VPN or shared connections. Users on shared connections will typically not be eligible for rewards.

Do I need to be eligible for rewards?

LBRY works with full functionality without rewards and there's never a requirement to earn rewards or sign in to

How do I claim a reward?

Some rewards will automatically be added when you complete them. Others require an explicit click or acknowledgement to receive.

All the rewards can always be seen by clicking Rewards from the Account drop down menu (top right of the app).

Rewards that you have earned be marked your wallet.

What rewards exist?

Reward Amount Description
Your First Nickel 3 LBC A one-time welcome gift for learning the basics of the application & wallet. Including the purchase of paid content.
Go for a Stream 2 LBC Rewarded for streaming your very first video on LBRY.
Channel Surfing 3 LBC A one-time reward for creating a channel on LBRY via the Publish screen.
First Publish 5 LBC A one-time reward for publishing your first piece of content to LBRY.
Daily View 1- 100 LBC A random daily reward from 1 to 100 LBC, resets every 24 hours!
Many Views 2- ???? LBC A multi-level reward for watching videos on LBRY. See descriptions in-app for levels/details!
Faithful Follower 1 - 10 LBC A multi-level reward for following channels.
Coveted Creator 1 - 10K LBC A multi-level reward for gaining followers on your channel.
Content View Tips 1 - 5 LBC A per view reward from verified users
Welcome Back 3 LBC Return to the LBRY 24-48 hours following your first use of the app. This reward will self-destruct after that time span.
Android in Beta 10 LBC Limited time reward for early Android Beta testers.
Upgrade 5 LBC Rewarded each time the LBRY Desktop app updates versions (i.e. 0.27 to 0.28).
YouTube ?? LBC Rewarded as part of the YouTube Sync program.
Reward Code ?? LBC Custom reward codes given out to users - be on the look out on social media/Discord/Reddit!
Referral 20 LBC LBRY users can refer their friends via an email invitation and get rewarded when those users are verified. For more information on referrals, click here.

If you are new to Publishing, check out our guide.

Followers reward

You receive additional rewards as you build a following on LBRY. Only verified LBRY users count, so there may be a discrepancy between what you see on your channel page. Share your channel with the world to earn more LBC!

Number of followers Amount
1 2 LBC
5 10 LBC
20 50 LBC
100 100 LBC
500 300 LBC
1,000 1,000 LBC
5,000 5,000 LBC
10,000 10,000 LBC

Not seeing this reward despite being eligible? If you created your channel while not signed in to, we might not know about it. Publishing something new while signed in to will restore eligibility.

Views reward and tips

You receive additional rewards for views from verified accounts. You will see these on your wallet page as Tips and they will be summed up monthly on your Rewards page. You may unlock the tips to have the show in your balance, but while locked, they help your content be discovered.

Custom reward codes

Custom reward codes can be claimed via the Rewards page on LBRY. You may have been given a reward code via email, social media or you stumbled upon it somewhere - whichever way, you can claim it for LBC today! It's simple, just hit Enter Code, type it in and press Redeem.

Please note: Reward code sharing is strictly prohibited and rewards privileges will be revoked.


What is the additional verification step?

Accounts created from networks that have above average fraud rates or that make it difficult to detect fraud may require additional verification steps.

If this step is required, you will be notified when creating an account or entering the rewards area, which will then walk you through it.

The additional verifications are:

Having trouble?

If you have any questions or problems with receiving the Rewards, feel free to reach out to us.

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