Litecoin News

The Litecoin cryptocurrency is a fork of the Bitcoin codebase that was positioned as “a silver to Bitcoin’s gold.” It was created by former Google and Coinbase engineer Charlie Lee in 2011. 

While similar to Bitcoin in terms of tech and monetary policy, even featuring its own periodic halving of its supply schedule, Litecoin features some core changes such as block times that are four times longer and a supply cap that is four times as large compared with BTC.

One key technical difference Litecoin has with Bitcoin is its mining algorithm, Scrypt, which makes it easier for users to generate hashes with commonly available hardware and participate in the mining process.

In June 2017, Charle Lee left his position at Coinbase to commit to Litecoin full time and is currently head of the Litecoin Foundation, which stewards and finances Litecoin ecosystem development.

News
One has introduced smart contracts and is the fabric of decentralized finance, the other is... a meme.
More Americans have heard of Dogecoin than Ethereum: Survey
Greg Thomson
2021-05-25T10:18:49+01:00
11057
News
Crypto adoption is booming in 2021, but how long can the celebrity-fuelled hype train last?
Breakneck speed of crypto adoption could result in whiplash, warns wallet exec
Greg Thomson
2021-05-18T08:54:30+01:00
9973
News
A 17GB personal data leak reportedly sprung from the Pi Network mobile app.
Mobile crypto ‘mining’ app possibly connected to personal data leak
Greg Thomson
2021-05-17T15:24:51+01:00
47866
Altcoin Watch
Litecoin price achieves $400 amid an overall crypto market boom.
Litecoin price hits $400 all-time high, but LTC rally at risk of overheating
Yashu Gola
2021-05-10T11:25:07+01:00
91237
Market Update
EOS, LTC, ETC and ETH are just a few of the altcoins that chased after new multi-year highs as layer-1 projects saw an increase in trading volume.
Altcoins rally as bulls pile into large-cap tokens and layer-1 projects
Jordan Finneseth
2021-05-06T23:04:39+01:00
49533
Altcoin Watch
Litecoin continues to gain strength as traders' attention shifts to a broader altcoin market against Bitcoin's slowing uptrend.
LTC price hits 13-month high against Bitcoin — All-time high next for Litecoin?
Yashu Gola
2021-05-06T15:20:52+01:00
81918
Market Analysis
Experts say DOGE traders rotating profits into Robinhood-listed altcoins could be behind the rally in LTC, BCH and ETC.
Analysts suggest Dogecoin traders are rotating profits into large-cap altcoins
Jordan Finneseth
2021-05-05T21:15:33+01:00
33750
News
Another city in the United States is looking to add Bitcoin payments and mining activities to the city’s balance sheet.
Jackson, Tennessee follows Miami's lead to adopt Bitcoin operations
Helen Partz
2021-04-22T17:15:00+01:00
7145

Follow us on Facebook