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Title: What is Litecoin?
Post by: on December 27, 2012, 10:27:23 PM
What is Litecoin?

Litecoin ( is the result of some of us who joined together on IRC in an effort to create a real alternative currency similar to Bitcoin ( We wanted to make a coin that is silver to Bitcoin's gold.

Litecoin ( manages to maintain the unique traits and attributes of Bitcoin (, while adding to the mixture CPU-specific mining and a 2.5 minute block rate. This means that Litecoin doesn't have to compete for the used up computational cycles of your graphics card if you're already mining Bitcoins, but can work independently on your processor.

We'd like everyone to get their chance at being an "early adopter", so we've preannounced Litecoin ( several days ahead of launch day for you to be able to prepare your mining setup on our Testnet. There have also been no more than two blocks mined ahead of release; the genesis block followed by a block to verify it. (
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Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: rTech on December 30, 2012, 07:16:31 PM
-LTC is mainly mined with GPUS (Reaper was first GPU miner, now even cgMiner supports LTC mining with GPU)
-CPU mining isnt profitable if you pay for electricity.
-LTC suffers cause BTC miners jump in to mine with their rigs when difficulty is low and leave LTC when it rises.
-These days biggest pools  gets DDOS time to time. Remember P2Ppools can secure LTC-network :D
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: goto2013 on October 25, 2013, 11:35:50 PM

we have a german litecoin news site

check it out (

Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: johnnywalker on November 27, 2013, 06:39:00 PM
Litecoins are EXPLODING right now!
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Post by: roselee on December 08, 2013, 09:03:51 AM
litecoin did a good step

now acepted at okpay

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Post by: john74 on December 14, 2013, 03:23:02 AM
I find is more active...
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: AriannaCastellanos on October 13, 2014, 01:33:52 PM
Litecoin is a shared Internet cash that empowers moment, close zero expense installments to anybody on the planet. It’s an open source; worldwide installment organizes that is completely decentralized without any focal powers. Litecoin ( offers speedier transaction affirmation times and enhanced capacity productivity than the main math-based coin.
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: jasonrogers on June 23, 2016, 04:09:09 AM
Litecoin is awesome!  :)
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Post by: willcorw on June 29, 2016, 12:25:09 PM
this is exactly, what i've been looking for, thanks!
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: willcorw on July 21, 2016, 02:06:18 PM
i dont mean to be rude but where's your ambition guys? :( be the silver to bitcoin's gold? oh, come on! just because bitcoin is getting bigger and bigger doesn't mean there can't be a better currency... improve!
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: Micro on June 29, 2017, 08:18:28 AM
Litecoin version was released in November 2013. The release included fixes for vulnerabilities and added enhanced security to the Litecoin network.
The Litecoin developer team released version in early December 2013. The new version offered a 20x reduction in transaction fees, along with other security and performance improvements in the client and network. The source code and binaries were released early to people in the "#litecoin" IRC channel, on the official Litecoin forums, and on reddit, with information for power users to add a Litecoin supernode to the configuration file, while the main site was to be updated after enough of the network was running the new version. This release method was used to ensure that the low fee transactions from version clients would not be delayed by clients running older versions.
In April 2014, a new version of Litecoin was released, version, which fixed some minor issues along with an important fix related to the heartbleed security bug.
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: SummerHamster on December 28, 2017, 09:08:30 PM
to be honest? litecoin is a very nice currency but not as famous as bitcoins and either not as worth as bitcoins too, so sorry for that.
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: HashGains on February 06, 2018, 08:50:20 AM
Litecoin is built around Scrypt algorithm, where the limiting factor is memory, not processing efficiency. Litecoin as "Silver Bitcoin". It works almost similar to Bitcoin. It recently implemented an update called  Segregated Witness or SegWit, to increase blockchain block size limits and provide other improvements to Litecoin’s scalability.
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: alicekud87 on July 02, 2018, 10:43:40 PM
I have also no more Idea about Litecoin.
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: nataliasimmonsu on October 01, 2018, 05:37:58 AM
Eliminating banks and other financial intermediaries from needing to be at the center of every financial transaction was Satoshi's goal & main purpose, and he achieved it with Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency in the form of electronic cash it is a decentralized currency without a central bank.
Title: Re: What is Litecoin?
Post by: AndrejWarhola on October 26, 2018, 01:35:11 PM
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Creation and transfer of coins is based on an open source cryptographic protocol and is not managed by any central authority. Litecoin was an early bitcoin spinoff or altcoin, starting in October 2011.