How is 6 LTC blocks "more secure" than 6 BTC blocks?

This video claims that Litecoin is more secure than Bitcoin.

If the only differentiator between LTC and BTC is SCrypt, then I don't see how a merkle chain of 6 blocks would be more secure than the other.

Can someone explain the details of why he thinks this the case?

• Could you please provide a quote of the relevant part of the video and/or the time where it occurs in the video (so one could skip to the relevant part)?
– Murch
Sep 3, 2013 at 21:33
• @Murch The video is sparse on meat and full of fluff. I'm trying to find out where their source is. From what I can tell, these are LTC investors promoting a tulip market Sep 3, 2013 at 22:28
• In Bitcoin you have on average 1 block per 10 minutes. In Litecoin you have on average 1 block per 2.5 minutes. So if the merchant waits the same amount of time for confirmations, he will have in Litecoin more confirmations and hence more security. See also bitcoil.co.il/Doublespend.pdf. Feb 17, 2014 at 17:33
• @MeniRosenfeld is the security of each the same of BTC and LTC in intervals of 10 minutes? I would think this would be the case... Feb 17, 2014 at 21:31
• @makerofthings7: Your sentence is difficult to parse, but - all else being equal (only difference is mean block interval), waiting 10 minutes in LTC is more secure than waiting 10 minutes in BTC; at least in any scenario we should be concerned with. More details are in the linked paper. Feb 18, 2014 at 15:21