Origin Protocol website

by originprotocol

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Head to https://www.originprotocol.com/developers to learn more about what we're building and how to get involved.


Official website for Origin Protocol

This is a Flask app with the source code for www.originprotocol.com. The code is all Python 2.7 with Postgres for the database (basically just for the mailing list). The database is not required to be configured if you're just working on the website.


Setup a virtualenv

virtualenv --python=/usr/local/bin/python2 origin-website && cd origin-website


git clone https://github.com/OriginProtocol/origin-website.git && cd origin-website

Enter virtual environment

source env.sh

Install requirements

pip install -r requirements.txt

Rename the file sample.env to .env, and update env variables as desired.

mv sample.env .env

Run it!

python main.py

Open browser to view


Problems? Hit us up in the engineering channel on Discord if you need help.

Run the Tests

Throughout the development process and before committing or deploying, run:


Run individual test files simply as:

pytest path/to/test.py

Run a single test case, or an individual test, using:

pytest path/to/test.py::test_case_name

Running locally with Celery

We use Celery for running background tasks (mostly just sending emails). To get this working on your local machine, you'll want to make sure:

  • Your .env has CELERY_DEBUG: False
  • Redis is installed and running: redis-server
  • An active Celery worker is running: celery --loglevel=INFO -A util.tasks worker

Celery Flower is useful for monitoring tasks: flower -A util.tasks --port=5555

Running locally with Docker Compose

You can run the website in combination with a local PostgreSQL, Redis and Celery using Docker Compose.

Running cron jobs locally

Some scripts use Heroku cron jobs. Use the following command to test them locally

PYTHONPATH=$(pwd) PROJECTPATH=$(pwd) python ./logic/scripts/update_token_insight.py

When running on docker:

docker exec -it -e PYTHONPATH=/app -e PROJECTPATH=/app origin-website python ./logic/scripts/update_token_insight.py

System Requirements

  • Docker version 18 or greater: docker --version
  • Docker Compose For Mac and Windows docker-compose should be part of desktop Docker installs: docker-compose --version
  • Git: git --version
  • Unix-based system (OSX or Linux) needed to run the bash scripts

Getting Started

  1. Clone the repository

git clone https://github.com/OriginProtocol/origin-website && cd origin-website

  1. From the root of the repository run docker-compose up. The first time this command runs it will take some time to complete due to the initial building of the containers.

When this completes you should be able to access the website at http://localhost:5000.


See translations directory.

Database changes

We use Flask Migrate to handle database revisions. If you make changes to the database, use flask db migrate to generate the required migration file and then flask db upgrade to implement and test your changes on your local database before committing.

Heroku Deploy

To deploy a development copy of the site on Heroku, just choose which branch you would like to use and follow the instructions:

stable branch
(v1.11.1) master branch
(active development) Deploy Deploy

Heroku will prompt you to set config variables. At a minium, you must set these two:

Config Value FLASK_SECRET_KEY (make something up) HOST (domain name of your dev heroku app)

See sample.env for a full list of other optional config variables. You can get Recaptcha keys from Google.

We use both the python and the nginx buildpacks:

heroku buildpacks:set heroku/python
heroku buildpacks:add https://github.com/heroku/heroku-buildpack-nginx


We'd love to have you join us and contribute to this project. Please join our #engineering channel on Discord and read our guidelines on contributing to get started.


Special thanks to the following companies for their support: