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What are LBRY Rewards?

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Please note: iOS users will need to sign into in their browser to claim rewards (Apple Policy not to allow earning cryptocurrencies in app).

Rewards are one of the ways LBRY users can obtain LBC (also known as LBRY Credits, the digital currency token that powers the LBRY network). You can earn rewards for viewing content, following channels, publishing content, having other users to follow your channels, inviting other people to join LBRY, and more. Rewards are issued by LBRY Inc. Reward amounts are subject to change at any time.

Not all users are eligible for rewards, but you can still use LBRY without earning rewards; there is no requirement to spend LBC or even create an account if you just want to view content. Learn more about eligibility below.

If you're not eligible for rewards but want LBC to publish content or support other content creators, learn about other ways to obtain LBC.


The rewards screen in the LBRY app.

Rewards eligibility

A reward is intended to be earned no more than one time by each real person. As such, eligibility restrictions are in place to prevent one person from earning rewards under multiple accounts.

To be eligible for rewards, you must sign up for an account and verify your email. Many users are required to complete additional verification; this is common if using LBRY from VPN or a fraud-prone network. You may not be eligible if there is already another verified account in your household/location. Users on shared connections will typically not be eligible for rewards. You will be able to receive tips from other users, even if you aren't eligible for rewards.

Eligibility may be revoked by LBRY Inc. if abuse is suspected. Your eligibility may be revoked if:

  • you use a VPN or shared network to access LBRY.
  • you try to artificially inflate follow counts or view counts (with "follow for follow" or "view for view" activity or purchased traffic) on LBRY or in other groups.
  • you spam comments on LBRY.
  • you immediately withdraw Credits from the platform and do not use LBRY for its intended usecase (i.e. brokering LBC with other members, selling accounts)

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

Rewards that you have earned will be marked in your wallet.

What rewards exist?

Reward amounts are subject to change at any time.

Reward Amount Description
Your First Nickel 0.5 LBC One-time welcome gift for learning the basics of the application & wallet.
Go for a Stream 0.5 LBC One-time reward for streaming your very first video.
Welcome Back 1 LBC One-time reward for returning to LBRY 24-48 hours following your first use of the app. (This reward cannot be earned after 48 hours.)
Daily View 0.2 - 100 LBC Repeatable reward for viewing any content. Earn a random reward of 0.2 to 100 LBC. Reward may be earned once every 23 hours.
Many Views 0.25+ LBC Multi-level reward for watching videos that increases with the number of videos you watch.
Faithful Follower 0.25 - 1 LBC Multi-level reward for following channels.
First Publish 1 LBC One-time reward for publishing your first content on LBRY. If you are new to publishing, learn how to publish.
Channel Surfing 0.5 LBC One-time reward for creating a channel on LBRY.
Coveted Creator 0.5 - 6K LBC Multi-level reward for gaining followers on your channel. Learn more about Coveted Creator rewards below.
Content View Tips varies Variable reward based on content views from other validated users. Learn more about Content View Tips.
Repost - Favorite Five 20 LBC Repost content from different creators on the channel that qualifies.
Android in Beta 1 LBC Limited-time reward for early Android Beta testers.
Upgrade 2 LBC Repeatable reward each time the LBRY Desktop app updates versions (i.e. 0.27 to 0.28).
YouTube (legacy) ?? LBC Legacy reward 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!
Invitee 3 LBC Reward for being invited by someone on LBRY Learn more about Referrals..
Inviter 8 LBC LBRY users can refer their friends via an email invitation and get rewarded when those users are verified. Learn more about Referrals..

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 rewards page and on your invites page. Share your channel with the world to earn more LBC!

Reward amounts are subject to change at any time.

Number of followers Amount
1 0.5 LBC
5 1 LBC
20 3 LBC
100 10 LBC
500 25 LBC
1,000 100 LBC
5,000 250 LBC
10,000 500 LBC
25,000 1000 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 may receive additional rewards for views from validated accounts. Please see our view rewards FAQ for more details.

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. Even after this step, some users and regions may not qualify for rewards.

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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