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Connecting To Your Litecoin Dedicated Node Via RPC

Blockdaemon Litecoin dedicated nodes expose an RPC interface for connecting and interactions.

There are two ways to connect to your litecoin dedicated node via RPC:

  1. The Automated Method
  2. The Manual Method

Details of each method can be found below:

1. The Automated method:

When you log into your dashboard and click on your Litecoin node, you’ll find the cURL command for connecting to your node for instant connection.

Copy and paste that code block into a terminal program and you’ll be connected within seconds.

2. The Manual Method:

Command Line cURL

The following describes how to run a simple cURL command that prints the current blockchain information from the node.

The cURL command below can be used to connect and retrieve the blockchain status of your node. Replace with the URL or IP address* of your node.

curl --user blockdaemon:blockdaemon --data 
'{"method":"getblockchaininfo","params":[],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H 
"Content-Type: application/json" -X POST <a href="">https://your node address</a>

*node address can be obtained from your node dashboard at the action>connect menu at

RPC with Python

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

The following text assumes a basic knowledge of Python and pip.

Install Python libraries

Install the Python library python-litecoinrpc. We will use this library to communicate with the RPC interface.

nput type="text" value="pip3 install python-litecoinrpc" readonly="true"

Copy script

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) 

Start the Python script