Litecoin (LTC)

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Litecoin (LTC) is a P2P and open source project invented by Charlie Lee in 2011. The LTC token resembles Bitcoin in many ways, but has many distinct differences which has led market enthusiasts to dub it the silver to Bitcoin’s gold. 

Litecoin is a fork of Bitcoin Core, and has a block generation time that is a quarter of Bitcoin’s, at 2.5 minutes and 4 times as many max tokens at 84 million tokens. It is also uses a different hashing algorithm that is more demanding of memory. 

Its mining algorithm requires processes to take place serially, which significantly reduces the advantage of those capable of purchasing ASIC hardware. The intention was to make mining as decentralized as possible, i.e. it makes the power to purchase expensive hardware less of a factor in determining mining capacity. Bitcoin, at this point, is well-known for its mining to be out of reach of most people. Litecoin is a financially lucrative alternative to the number 1 token in this regard.

LTC continues to be one of the most discussed and monitored cryptocurrencies still, years after its launch, a distinction not shared by many other cryptocurrencies. The quicker transaction processing times has led some analysts to believe that Litecoin will be a better alternative to Bitcoin in real-world applications, but scalability and performance improvements to Bitcoin (and Litecoin itself) could change opinions in the years to come. Founder Charlie Lee himself has said that Bitcoin does well as a store of value, while Litecoin is optimal for day to day transactions. 

In this tag, read Litecoin (LTC) news, price predictions, opinions and analyses created by users.

Litecoin (LTC): trading plan for 2023-2024

17 Apr 2023 1 minute read 3 comments My life My rules

LTC is one of the few oldies that always shows a good trend and always works out the levels perfectly. ⚠️ Since 2021, I have been buying and averaging Litecoin: Average entry price in 2021 is $138 (4 LTC purchased); The average entry price for 2022 i...

Bitcoin vs Litecoin: Similarities and differences Explained

11 Apr 2023 5 minute read 1 comment Plisio

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Litecoin, the cryptocurrency based on BTC protocol

10 Apr 2023 1 minute read 2 comments bitcoin_albert

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Bitcoin (BTC) Vs Bitcoin Forks (LTC, BCH, BSV)

8 Apr 2023 1 minute read 1 comment Cryptofab

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Charlie Lee and the origin of LITECOIN

4 Apr 2023 2 minute read 0 comments ROcrypton

   The Litecoin cryptocurrency was created in 2011 by a soft developer named Charlie Lee. Lee was working as a software engineer for Google at this time, when he came up with the idea of ​​creating a currency based on the Bitcoin code. But with some...

Reasons for Litecoin's rise

28 Mar 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Stormgain

Litecoin has shown the best growth among the top 20 coins for the last two days. In addition to the cryptocurrency being significantly oversold, this is also due to its higher usability compared to Bitcoin and to the threat looming over stablecoins a...

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6 Mar 2023 1 minute read 3 comments Alther

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1 Mar 2023 4 minute read 2 comments Eddyc

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🧩Cryptocurrency investments for 2022 🐢

19 Feb 2023 1 minute read 0 comments My life My rules

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How I'm stacking some LTC

7 Feb 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Lazincome

Welcome back to my blog, today the topic is: how I try to earn some Litecoins waiting for the coin to pump. I think LTC is great, I mean, low transaction fees, fast payments, just as simple as that. To gain some LTCs I'm doing nothing too complex, ac...