Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency based on Bitcoin with confirmations that come every 2.5 minutes on average. It also uses the scrypt hashing algorithm to reduce the efficiency benefit that custom hardware would have over widely-available commodity computing hardware.

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Why did Litecoin choose the scrypt factors that they did?

Litecoin uses the scrypt factors (N=1024, r=1, p=1) This means that each hashing thread takes 128kB of memory. The scrypt paper recommends r=8. Colin Percival, the creator of scrypt, has said: Q: ...
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How to generate a Litecoin Private key and correspondent Public Address in C#

I found this C# tool to generate addresses for Bitcoin (compressed and uncompressed): https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_Address_Utility https://github.com/casascius/Bitcoin-Address-Utility It ...
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Mining Litecoins as User in Debian

I followed this tutorial https://litecoin.info/Debian_Linux_cryptocoin_mining_rig_setup_guide and set up a Mining rig (Debian 6.0.10). Sometimes I modified it (downloaded later graphics drivers than ...
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Problem while compiling altcoin scrypt based cryptocurrency

I've successfully build my crypto on mac (deamon and qt) but I'm experiencing troubles with windows. I've solved many errors but still having the last one displayed on the attached screenshoot. Thanks ...
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LTC Pool With Friends?

Is there a way I could set up my LTC mining pool so that my friends could join? I've been having really good luck lately!
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Is there a source for historical LTC trades available?

From bitcoincharts.com can download historical trade histories for BTC on various exchanges vs various currencies. Where can I find something comparable for LTC? I want to get historical trades ...
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Can you make a profit mining with CPU/GPU? [duplicate]

A Radeon HD 7950 has the fallowing hash rates: Around 600 MH/s for Bitcoin Around 600 KH/s for Litecoin I used this calculator https://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/difficulty ... so I would get : ...
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How to make bitcoins from other cryptocurrencies?

I want to know how can I convert other cryptocurrencies like BlackCoin or LiteCoin to Bitcoin. There are many cryptocurrencies out there and the main difference between most of them and Bitcoin is ...
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Reasons to mine Litecoin?

Many examples exist to show that Bitcoin is accepted in online transactions in exchange for goods. But for Litecoin, I haven't found any such examples, so what is the value in LTC mining? What is ...
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Multi-currency wallet api

I need a api or an application that can generate and handle (send/receive and so on...) multi currency wallet. For an example: It can generate dogecoin address, bitcoin address, litecoin address, ...
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miner_proxy and minerd Settings

I've started a mining account of Wemineltc.com, and have decided to go down the track of CPU mining. I looked up the relative tutorials on how to do so, and I got some different results. I set the ...
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How to Enable Port Forwarding for Litecoin Mining?

I've just started Litecoin mining, and I've realized that my blockchain takes eons to download, even though its only less than 4GB. I've read several other posts on the same problem, but none of them ...
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How do I trade at BTC-e?

I want to sell 1 LTC via BTC-e. How does selling LTC for USD takes place at BTC-e? Most probably I'll firstly deposit 1 LTC in the BTC-e wallet and then go to LTC/USD and then enter 1 LTC under the ...
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Detailed guide on how to Create a Litecoin Fork, With Pre-mine instructions [closed]

I need a Detailed guide on how to Create a Litecoin Fork, With Pre-mine instructions, I would be very grateful if someone posted a comprehensive guide on how to Create a Litecoin software fork, with a ...
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Passphrase lost for my wallet.dat

I need help to unlock my passphrase. I don't remember setting up one, but now there is a pasphrase. Eitherway I am unable to send out coins from my LitecoinQt to the exchange.
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How do I get money on and off of harborly?

I signed up for a harborly account but I'm still not quite sure how it works. I would like to buy some bitcoins, but how do I get money onto the site?
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what is the config data for geforce gtx 870m

I am trying to setup litecoin mining for guiminer scrypt alpha for my GeForce GTX 870M and can't find config settings anywhere. I am a complete newbie in this so can anyone help me, please? Thanks in ...
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How do exchanges decide on cryptocurrency trading pairs?

Cryptocurrency trading pairs for example ltc/btc, doge/btc should be paired using some criteria. I'd like to comprehend on what basis they are paired.
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What is the difference between BTC/LTC & LTC/BTC markets?

I am little bit confused about markets, In cryptsy there is a market for LTC/BTC in which we can buy or sell LTC using BTC My questions are, Is both LTC/BTC & BTC/LTC are the same? I have tried ...
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How to distinguish addresses currencies apart on php [closed]

I need depending on the address to assign a value of the transaction. Both at the level of php distinguish btc ltc from ppc?
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creating our own coin - connection refused error

We are trying to create our own currency. We first started with testnet. The aim is to generate a genesis block and testnet did it very well. However, although we had connection between two ...
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How does a proof of work limit of `~uint256(0) >> 20` translate into a difficulty of `1 / 2^12`?

In the Litecoin source it is written: static CBigNum bnProofOfWorkLimit(~uint256(0) >> 20); // Litecoin: starting difficulty is 1 / 2^12 How does that compute? ~uint256(0) >> 20 is ...
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Where to find cryptocoins current price

How can I find API (json data) for cryptocoins current ask/high/low/average price. Is there any website that provides that ticker information for all coins. For example BTC/LTC ticker info is ...
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How does cryptsy.com currency trading works?

I am using cryptsy and i am unclear how cryptsy works, At first i deposited dogecoin to newly generated address and then I made the sell offer for DOGE/LTC, now i am having some LTC but i don't see ...
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Looking for nonces of even numbers

Each one of bitcoin and its derived crypto-currencies has a nonce value in the block, no matter what the algorithm is. Every miner tries to search for a luck nonce which can make the hash value ...
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Litecoin transaction fee

I have been struggling over the past few days to get some up-to-date information about Litecoin and I keep ending with nothing. To start off, I would like the formula that calculates the required fee ...
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JSON/RPC works fine for bitcoind but not for litecoind

I have managed to set up bitcoind, connect to its JSON/RPC API and run the getinfo command. I followed exactly the same steps and configuration for litecoind (bitcoin.conf and litecoin.conf contain ...
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Gridseed Mac OSX software

Where can I find information on running a Gridseed miner on Mac OSX? Either BTC and/or LTC. I'm looking for rather consistent information, by this I mean instructions with links that point to the ...
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What is the best solution ( i think i will mine with 3Gh/s ) [closed]

First, I'am a newbie in bit-coin and lite-coin so basically i want to setup some machine to get a (3 G Hz/s ) The cost of electricity are not a problem So please tell me which strategy to choose And ...
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How much space needed to run Bitcoin daemon in amazon AMI?

How much space needed to run Bitcoin daemon in amazon AMI(ubuntu 12.04), I am currently having 20GB is that enough suppose i want to run multiple coin daemon say 6 coin daemons how much space(approx) ...
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How to install litecoin daemon in AMI

I have cent os in my amazon ec2 instance i try this post to install litecoin daemon after done compilation and run ./litecoind gives the following error litecoind: key.cpp:134: ...
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How to display price of one Bitcoin on website in PHP? [duplicate]

Firstly, I know this is a duplicate post but from what I can find all of the others are using the MtGox price (redundant now). I was wondering - what is the current best way to display the price of ...
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Historical prices via API for major alts (not BTC)

I am trying to build a small project of mine using historical prices for major alternative currencies such as LTC, DGC, MOON, TIPS, etc and so far I managed to collect only current prices of cryptsy ...
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minerd disappears when i try to launch it with a batch file?

I started using pooler cpuminer v 2.3.3 yesterday and it works. Today, it doesn't. I have no idea what the problem is, when I open the batch file, the minerd file disappears. This is my command line ...
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Submitted blocks get rejected on Litecoin testnet

I'm trying to submit blocks to the Litecoin Testnet, however everything gets rejected. I got my raw value as ...
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What is the recommended OS for compiling a Windows binary for Litecoin?

I'd like to compile Litecoin for Windows, but have difficulties doing so. To be specific: I want to create the Windows executable (.exe) GUI (qt) Litecoin client (to be more specific I want to compile ...
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Best strategy for using hundreds of 1 kh/s CPU litecoin miners

Some friends and I currently run a webapp and we rent 50 dedicated servers that run a few dozen linux VMs each. During the night they are not used a lot so we thought we could use them for cpu mining ...
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npm / node mining for litecoins

UPDATED AND CLARIFIED AND SIMPLIFIED I'm looking through npmjs.org - My thought is can a node.js server mine (without a graphics card just using its own possessing power?) If so (there are a lot of ...
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Is there any way to prevent intra wallet transaction fees?

I heard about it somewhere, but no where found a complete step by step solution. I've heard that for addresses in the same wallet, the transaction fees can be avoided. Is it a rumor ? If no, then ...
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wemineltc.com Unpaid Shares went back to zero on miner restart

I just joined wemineltc it's my first day EVER mining for Litecoin or any other coin for that matter. So far the side pannel on the wemineltc.com for me says: Your Current Hashrate 43 KH/s It takes ...
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How many different hybrid miners out there now that can mine bitcoin + litecoin at the same time? And where is a reliable source to buy them?

I'm looking to buy a hybrid bitcoin/litecoin miner. Which ones are reliable and where can I get them in the US?
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how to earn a transaction fee for transactions originating from my client

I am working on an online litecoin wallet system. For every transaction originated from our site, we need to charge say x% of the amount as fees and it'll be sent to Admin's address ? How can I do ...
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How to compile source

I downloaded and install MinGW (windows). Then I downloaded Litecoin source from github. Now I use command: make -f makefile.mingw but I compilation stopped with this output: ...
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We need help with Reddcoin C++ - 1 btc bounty for solution [closed]

We need some help with Reddcoin. We had a bug in our code, 2 lines were commented so the verification of block we’re not done properly. ...
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I would like to exchange my mining earning to real cash in my bank account, then should I mine Bitcoin or Litecoin?

As a total Noob I have a CPU and GPU intensive machine and want to mine some coin to earn. In addition, I try to get the best trade of between the earning from the mining and exchanging it to a real ...
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Is there a wallet like Multibit for Litecoin?

Is there a lightweight client like Multibit available for Litecoin? If not, is one in development?
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coin specifications values in source code

I am new to Bitcoins. I wanted to know the specifications of coins inside source code. Can any one tell me, * What are those functions and variable which are responsible to get and set the ...
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How to close debug window (qt client on linux)

I have the same problem with the Litecoin and Dogecoin client. Once I open the window in the menu Help > Debug window there is no way of closing it (no X in the corner of the window). I'm using ...
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LiteCoin Wallet balance does not match block-explorer.com

My Litecoin wallet version v0.8.6.2-beta is showing a balance of 26.579 ltc When I query http://block-explorer.com/address/LejrG23b2HcjqPRbZU8UWFxZhdJTUc75pS it is showing 0 balance. I just sent 2 ...
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What is the reason for other coins appearing like FTC and LTC? [duplicate]

Is it simply just trying to be faster and better in some aspects than bitcoins?