I think I'd prefer to use Bitcoin code. Is there a reason that LiteCoin is preferred?

As far as I know, for creating a different coin from BTC source I need to create a genesis block and remove the checkpoints. And obviously change any important parameter that I think should be changed (block rewards, etc.).

Is anything else needed? Maybe it's hard to create a genesis block for Bitcoin?

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    who said that?!? – Osias Jota Mar 6 '18 at 22:49
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    where did you get this assumption? – Cedric Martens Mar 7 '18 at 0:24
  • I've found that suggestion in the "BitcoinTalk" forum: bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=225690.0 But I've just realized is on the "altcoin discussion" forum. Anyway, I haven't found a good tutorial on forking Bitcoin (specially the genesis block part) but this, related with LiteCoin, was easier to find. – hhaamm Mar 12 '18 at 15:26