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A litecoind docker image
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A litecoind docker image.

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What is litecoind?

litecoind is a program that implements the Litecoin protocol for remote procedure call (RPC) use. For more information see litecoinwiki.


How to use this image

This image contains the main binaries from the Litecoin Core project - litecoind, litecoin-cli and litecoin-tx. It behaves like a binary, so you can pass any arguments to the image and they will be forwarded to the litecoind binary:

$ docker run --rm -it uphold/litecoind \
  -printtoconsole \
  -regtest=1 \
  -rpcallowip= \
  -rpcpassword=bar \

By default, litecoind will run as user litecoin for security reasons and with its default data dir (~/.litecoin). If you'd like to customize where litecoind stores its data, you must use the LITECOIN_DATA environment variable. The directory will be automatically created with the correct permissions for the litecoin user and litecoind automatically configured to use it.

$ docker run -e LITECOIN_DATA=/var/lib/litecoind --rm uphold/litecoind \
  -printtoconsole \

You can also mount a directory in a volume under /home/litecoin/.litecoin in case you want to access it on the host:

$ docker run -v ${PWD}/data:/home/litecoin/.litecoin --rm uphold/litecoind \
  -printtoconsole \

You can optionally create a service using docker-compose:

  image: uphold/litecoind

Image variants

The uphold/litecoind image comes in multiple flavors:


Points to the latest release available of Litecoin Core. Occasionally pre-release versions will be included.


Based on a slim Debian image, targets a specific version branch or release of Litecoin Core (e.g. 0.13.2, 0.13).

Supported Docker versions

This image is officially supported on Docker version 1.10, with support for older versions provided on a best-effort basis.


The uphold/docker-litecoind docker project is under MIT license.

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