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Community Update August 2019

Samuel Bryan • Aug 12 2019

Welcome to the August 2019 LBRY Community update!

If you aren’t part of our Discord community yet, join us anytime and say hello! Our community allows LBRYians to interact with the team directly and for us to engage users and grow the LBRY platform. If you don't already, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Telegram.

In This Update:

To read all of our previous updates, please visit our Development and Community Update archive.

Swarm Program Updates

Since announcing the Swarm program last quarter, a total of 23 hives have been created spanning six continents!

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Swarm program, how to start a hive or join one, please check out this link. We have a discussion list for all, plus Hive Officers get access to a special LBRY team Slack channel.

New Hives

LBRY Brasil

LBRY Brasil objective is to bring and promote localized content and support in Portuguese, spread free speech, and teach Brazilians about the blockchain technology. So far, the LBRY Brasil Hive has brought many huge Brazilian YouTubers with millions of subscribers to the LBRY platform! Brasil Content

LBRY.Turkey/LBRY.Türkiye Hive

LBRY.Turkey creates Turkish language support of LBRY and promotes localized content in Turkish. Beginners are welcome and this hive aims to inform Turkish speakers through Turkish Blogs, Turkish Guides, Events & Meetings.

LBRY Kerala Hive

On the southernmost tip of India is the LBRY Keral Hive! LBRY Kerala Hive's prime goal is to spread knowledge and create more awareness about the LBRY platform. Their campaigning is focused in Southern India promoting LBRY by creating the awareness among potential users through public presentations, webinars in schools, colleges, and IT parks.

LBRY dorminate Africa Hive

LBRY dorminate Africa is a Ugandan based Hive that is aimed at spreading the LBRY concept allover Africa and using the LBRY platform to transform lives and mindsets of many Africans socially, economically and financially.

LBRY Africa

Abulic Hive

Connecting and do meetups with Flemish people with an interest in Gaming, Twitch and other streaming platforms. And inform them about LBRY.

LBRY Poland/Erydan Esports

We are an organization which is focused on spreading Polish language and esports content. We are growing our community by educating, organizing events, competitions and sharing content about LBRY and also publishing to LBRY.

Erydan Esports

Długoszyjce Hive

Polish Syrach gaming community about Polish language and Elder Scrolls Online gaming.

Level 3 Hives

These hives have the distinction of being the busiest hives in the Swarm program, by volume of membership and through hive accomplishments. In the last three months, a total of nine hives earned this distinction.

LBRY India

LBRY India

LBRY India hive members have been busy, signing up over 1000 students in India to download and use the app. They have been working in cooperation with the Vellore Institute of Technology in Chennai, India.

VIT LBRY Workshop

Most recently, over 150 students attended classes to learn how to code and develop on the LBRY protocol. The classes are ongoing weekly. If you'd like to learn more about LBRY India or the program at VIT, please email Clement at

VIT LBRY Workshop

LBRY Social Super Hive

One of the key contributions by the LBRY Social Super Hive is a beautiful and information-packed website created for the entire LBRY community. The site includes information about projects developed on the LBRY blockchain, information about hives, meetups, jobs, and more. LBRY users from novice to advanced can find information and resources at their website here.

LBRY Social Website

LBRY en Español

The LBRY en Español hive has been busy creating Spanish language information and graphics about LBRY. Spanish language content is regularly added on their LBRY channel lbry://@lbryesp.

LBRY en Español Graphics

China LBRY Hive

The China Hive is dedicated to teaching Chinese users how to use LBRY. Most recently, they've been working on translating and localizing the LBRY app and documents in Chinese language and will be in an upcoming version of LBRY.

  • Visit LBRY China Hive on WeChat: add ID: 327904087

Lazybit Hive

Lazybit hive is working towards raising the level of knowledge about cryptocurrency and distributed technologies in the geographic area of ex-Yugoslavia/Balkans/Adriatic region.

Lazybit Hive

Open Source LBRY

The Open Source LBRY Hive develops software to help automate collecting and publishing of content to the LBRY Network.


The LBRY.Community hive is dedicated to bringing attention to the LBRY protocol and applications built on the LBRY protocol.

Poland Noob Team Hive

The Noob Team hive has been involved in esports events as well as actively working to translate the LBRY app into Polish! The first version of the Polish translation shipped in the LBRY app, and they are blazing a trail for many other localizations to soon follow!

Karolajn vs. Kinder Eggs

LBRY.records Hive

The LBRY.records Hive met in person in Izmir to strategize to launch their own record label utilizing the LBRY protocol for publication. They're also working on a website as a home to promote and market their music.

LBRY.records Meetup

Level 2 Hive Highlights

Interactive Fiction Hive

The most recent achievement by this hive is a Wiki to document how to create and upload LitRPG, Interactive Fiction, and text games to LBRY. This is a combination how-to guide plus an index of interesting interactive fiction content on LBRY.

Interactive Fiction Wiki

Ukraine LBRY Supporters

The Ukraine LBRY Supporters Hive focuses on bringing attention to LBRY in Ukraine.

The LBRY Swarm is a community program to promote awareness, use, and development of the LBRY protocol and network. We believe in empowering people across the globe to be able to promote and monetize their content and regain control from corporate-controlled centralized platforms.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Swarm program, how to start a hive or join one, please check out this link. We have a discussion list for all, plus Hive Officers get access to a special LBRY team Slack channel.

100,000 LBC is still up for grabs if you solve this cryptopuzzle!

Siteswapping Puzzle

Entering its fourth month, Lucas Abduch's crypto juggling puzzle remains unsolved! For hints, in English and Portuguese check the Malabarize-se Discord server.

Watch the video on lbry://siteswapping or on YouTube and see if you can be the first to solve the puzzle!

Want to Develop on the LBRY Ecosystem?

All of our code is open source and available on GitHub. Are you a developer and want to find out more? Check out our contributing guide and our LBRY App specific contributing document. Make sure you have turned on the Developer option in your email preferences (see app overview page), or sign up at We also have a LBRY Discourse Forum where developers can interact with the team and ask questions across all our different projects.

If you aren’t part of our Discord community yet, join us anytime and say hello!

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