How to Connect to Litecoin

Learn how to connect to the Litecoin blockchain via RPC with Blockdaemon.

In this guide, we will cover the following connection methods to the Litecoin infrastructure:



If you haven't already configured any Litecoin infrastructure, visit the Litecoin marketplace page to learn more about Blockdaemon's Litecoin options.

How to access Your Blockdaemon Litecoin Credentials

Once you have purchased your Blockdaemon Litecoin infrastructure, you can access your credentials:

  1. Log into the Blockdaemon app.
  2. In the Blockchain Access menu, click Nodes.
  3. Click the Litecoin node.
  4. Click the Connect tab.

In the Connection Information area, you'll find the following:

  • Your Endpoint URL
  • Your Auth Token

How to Connect to Litecoin HTTP RPC via cURL

Here’s how you add your access credentials to a cURL request:

curl -X POST 'YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'X-Auth-Token: YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN' --data-raw '{"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"YOUR_RPC_METHOD","params":YOUR_PARAMS}'
  • Replace YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL with the Endpoint URL in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN with the Auth Token in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_PARAMS with the necessary params for your RPC.
  • Replace YOUR_RPC_METHOD with your chosen RPC method.

Litecoin Connection via WebSocket

wscat -H "X-Auth-Token: YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN" -c wss://YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL:8443/websocket
  • Replace YOUR_ENDPOINT_URL with the Endpoint URL in the Blockdaemon app.
  • Replace YOUR_AUTH_TOKEN with the Auth Token in the Blockdaemon app.



wscat is a tool that can connect over WebSocket(s) and may need to be installed. You can use your preferred tool of choice.

How to Connect to Litecoin RPC via Python

The following describes how to run a simple Python application that prints the current best block.

  1. Install the Python library python-litecoinrpc. You'll be using this library to communicate with the RPC interface.

    nput type="text" value="pip3 install python-litecoinrpc" readonly="true"
  2. Copy the following Python program into a file called

    import pprint from bitcoinrpc.authproxy import AuthServiceProxy, JSONRPCException
    rpc_user = "blockdaemon"
    rpc_password = "blockdaemon"
    rpc_connection = AuthServiceProxy("URL from APP/connect page" .format(rpc_user, rpc_password))
    best_block_hash = rpc_connection.getbestblockhash()
    best_block = rpc_connection.getblock(best_block_hash)
  3. Run the Python script


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