How To: Connect Livepeer to Metamask


Connect Livepeer to Metamask

This “How To” is for people who are running a Livepeer node, and who would like to manage the interactions with Ethereum Blockchain using Metamask.

For this, you will need:

  1. Metamask installed in any browser (e.g. Chrome, Brave)
  2. The passphrase you used when you first initialised the Livepeer node (if you have not yet run the Livepeer node, perhaps follow these instructions first.)

Here’s how:

  • Import your Livepeer configuration file into Metamask

    • Open Metamask (click the icon in your browser)

    • Click on the “Accounts” button


    • Select “Import Account”


    • Select “JSON File”


    • Select “Choose file” and select the file stored in ~/.lpData/keystore which starts with UTC

      • For example, my UTC file is called: UTC--2018-03-10T22-17-39.692160001Z--ee5447fa534b3cf77600559c104815ba9db73554
    • Enter the password you used when you set a passphrase when you ran a Livepeer node

    • Click “Import”

This should create a new account on Metamask.

  • Add LPT tokens into your account

    • Open Metamask (click the icon in your browser)

    • Select “TOKENS”


    • Select “ADD TOKEN”


    • For “Token Contract Address” use the following:


    • This should populate the other fields with “LPT” and “18”


    • Click “Add” and this should now show your tokens:


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