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Questions tagged [litecoin]

This tag should be used for questions regarding Litecoin, a cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin. Litecoin is very similar to Bitcoin with a few distinguishing differences: blocks that are mined every 2.5 minutes on average and the scrypt hashing algorithm for its Proof of Work algorithm.

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What is a good quick and cheap way to get into Bitcoin/other crypocurrency mining? [duplicate]

I would like to get into Bitcoin mining or some other type of crypto currency mining, what is a cheap way to do so.
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Trying To Get More MH/s Litecoin Mining

I am relatively new to this but do have technical abilities like overclocking, etc. Here's what I'm working with: AMD A6 3620 APU w/Rade Radeon HD 6530D Driver: AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 Win 7 64 ...
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What is the difference between Gridseed ASIC and Scrypt ASIC

If you mine in wemineltc pool you have probably noticed that there are two different stratum server for ASIC miners here are the urls So my question is that what is the difference between an ...
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Can I anonymously self-publish books on Amazon and get paid in Bitcoin?

I want to publish the book under a pseudonym, or better yet, anonymously! I had been looking into Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. I’d also like to use an anonymous e-mail address. Would it be ...
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Should I be concerned about my Litecoin pool not showing anything but my invalid shares?

I have recently begun mining Litecoin and am still fairly new to the crypto-currency community. My main concern at the moment is that whenever I log into my account on litecoinpool.org (the pool that ...
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What is the fastest way of litecoin mining?

I have searched whole the Internet but it looks like that there isn't any fast way of mining litecoin. Most powerful CPUs just mine about 200 Kh/s and the most powerful GPUs mine around 900 Kh/s. ...
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Which command line software tools are required to mine litecoin

I have compiled litecoin core and am currently running litecoind which is downloading the blockchain. What other command-line tools do I need in order to mine litecoin without a GUI? And what are the ...
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What miner can I use to mine litecoin with the scrypt hash function?

When I run cgminer for run it to mine ltc the parameter --scrypt, cgminer says that is not recognized option. So, cgminer does not work. What miner can I use to mine litecoin with the scrypt hash ...
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Using a Bitcoin or Litecoin miner for attacking PBKDF2 / SHA-256 [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it would be possible to utilize a Bitcoin or Litecoin miner to attack, say, a password database that uses PKBDF2 with HMAC / SHA-256. PBKDF2 uses multiple iterations of a PRF - ...
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What is the format of the value of a transaction in the litecoin ledger

Feeling a little silly here, I can decode the entire rest of the data in the blockchain, but the "value" field of a transaction output makes no sense. [0,-14,5,42,1,0,0,0] This decodes to "50....
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Why is a short blocktime considered to be unsafe?

I've heard a couple of times "a shorter blocktime is unsafe," (first about Litecoin and now Ethereum) but never understood why. Is it the higher probability of a fork? Why do some people consider a ...
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JSON decode of 1 failed

Trying to mine using cudaminer but I keep getting JSON error 1, here is the batch file cudaminer.exe -H 1 -i 1 -l T9x20 -C 2 or -H 1 -i 1 -l T12x32 -c 1 -o stratum+tcp://global.wemineltc.com:3333 -u ...
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Compiling litecoind on Ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to compile litecoind on Ubuntu 15.04 and I stuck here: /litecoin/src$ make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=- make: makefile.unix: No such file or directory make: *** No rule to make target '...
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All else being equal which is better for the environment, Litecoin or Bitcoin?

Does scrypt mining inherently confer any environmental benefit or energy efficiency for the same level of service provided?
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Zeusminer not being recognized with BFGminer

I'm trying to run bfgminer on a Raspberry Pi but the zeusminer is not being recognized. When I run the command: sudo bfgminer-5.1.0/bfgminer -S zeusminer:all -d? -D I get: [2015-05-31 19:47:42] ...
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What are these strange outputs in the Litecoin blockchain?

I have found that there are some strange outputs in the Litecoin blockchain that pay small amounts to the scriptPubKey 736372697074. In ASCII, this translates to "script", reminding me of how nodes ...
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Pool that seems to be stuck on a block

I'm running a Litecoin pool that seems like it might be stuck on a particular block... it's been working fine all along but is currently at like 312% Of Expected Shares, I've checked the cron jobs and ...
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Syncronization time jumps up to 8 days, then down again

I'm relatively new to using the litecoin software. I watched the local copy of the blockchain build all the way down to two days. Suddenly, it jumped back up to 8 days, and then built all the way ...
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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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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 following hash rates: Around 600 MH/s for Bitcoin Around 600 KH/s for Litecoin I used the profitability calculator at bitcoinwisdom to estimate revenue: Bitcoin: 0.06148 ...
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What reasons are there to mine and support Litecoin?

There are many examples of Bitcoin being accepted as a means of exchange in online transactions. I haven't found any such examples for Litecoin. So, what is the value in LTC mining? What is LTC's ...
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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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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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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: {anonymous}::CECKey::...
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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 ...