Questions tagged [litecoin]

Questions about Litecoin are generally off topic unless they have applicability to Bitcoin. 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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Can AntMiner L3+ mine any scrypt coins or just lite coin

I am planning to buy ant miner l3+. Can AntMiner L3+ mine any scrypt coins or just lite coin? Should I buy Antminer s9 or L3+? However, I can only afford one piece of anyone.
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How do Bitcoin and Litecoin compare in scalability?

Bitcoin and Litecoin are very similar, however they differ in the hash algorithm, the block interval and reward schedule. How do these characteristics impact the scalability in terms of e.g. ...
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Should i invest in a Antminer L3+ or a Antminer S9 [closed]

i've been looking to invest in a antminer s9, at the moment the earning i can get from that machine is around 10$/day. but it's a litecoin miner (Antminer L3+) for the exact same price that i could ...
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Where can I find the current fee level for LTC?

I'm currently working on something that needs to estimate the fee for Litecoin transactions. Where can I find an overview of the Litecoin fee market? The Litecoin wiki on Fees has been last updated ...
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do i need to fully download the blockchain before operating commands on litecoin daemon or dash daemon

I am setting up a website that needs to process commands like creating new addresses, do transactions even maintain wallet balance and get notifications on incoming transactions to address created. I ...
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How can I import a binary number with 256 places as a private key into my Litecoin wallet?

I'm not a coder, so excuse the dummy terms: I have 256 binary characters in 0's and 1's... This is a private key to my wallet... How the hell do I import this 0' and 1' into my Litecoin wallet.
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Litecoin-qt getblocktemplate Support for 'segwit' rule requires explicit client support (code -8)

I have downloaded the Windows version litecoin client from https://litecoin.org/. I am trying to setup CoiniumServ to serve as a LiteCoin Pool. Most configuration are done. However, I am facing this ...
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two functions Bitcoin has which are absent from Litecoin: `MakeTransactionRef()` and `std::move()`

From the file chainparams.cpp... Litecoin: genesis.vtx.push_back(txNew); Bitcoin: genesis.vtx.push_back(MakeTransactionRef(std::move(txNew))); What is this function MakeTransactionRef()? What is ...
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Is there a javascript library for generating litecoin address from a string?

Is there a bitcoinjs equivalent for litecoin? I want to be able to generate a litecoin address using a long string.
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bitcoind verifychain vs reindex

actually this is not Bitcoin but Litecoin 0.13.2 on Linux Mint, litecoind stopped with "bus error" just on start verifying blocks: tail ~/.litecoin/debug.log ... 2017-05-06 21:15:26 Verifying last ...
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How to make Simplecoin's powerpool to support Litecoin Segwit?

I tweek the code transation.py https://github.com/simplecrypto/cryptokit/blob/master/cryptokit/transaction.py#L150 add: if (self.default_witness_commitment is not None): data += b'\x00' ...
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Scrypt CPU miner supporting segregated witness (for Litecoin testnet4) [closed]

I am interested in CPU mining on the Litecoin testnet (testnet4); the difficulty level is currently low enough to make this feasible. The standard Litecoin client no longer supports CPU mining. The ...
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How to connect to litecoin testnet3?

Running litecoin-0.13.2 with testnet=1 I get "No block source available." Do I need to add some nodes to litecoin.conf ? I tried adding some that I found from http://litecointools.com/ . Is there a ...
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Where can I find more information about Litecoin ASIC miners?

I know Bitcoin can use ASICs but from what I can see some ASIC based hardware can work with Litecoin as well. However google search wise there isn't much to go off of, just that it is possible. Any ...
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Extract private keys from litecoin-qt wallet.dat file

I used litecoin-qt back in 2014, and used the backup feature, which gave me a wallet.dat file... Now i want to extract the private key from the wallet.dat file so it can be used in electrum. I do not ...
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Why are my profitability calculations for Litecoin mining with an Antminer off the chart?

Not exactly a Bitcoin question but it's about mining. I wanted to step into crypto mining, but on a rather low budget. Unfortunately, it is hard to start with Bitcoin when you have a low budget, so I ...
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Looking for raw historical LTC data

Something comparable -- though not necessarily as comprehensive -- to the datasets found here: http://api.bitcoincharts.com/v1/csv/ These links are all dead: Is there a source for historical LTC ...
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How to sync litecoin blockchain (+ bootstrap) from the terminal?

I've installed Litecoin from the main page, so now I have few executable files, like litecoin-cli, litecoind, litecion-qt, ... I know, that the easiest way to sync blockchain is to run ./litecoin-qt ...
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Since which version is the mining functionality removed from the wallet?

As I'm starting to learn to create a new altcoin, I found there is a remarkable difference between old and new Bitcoin/Litecoin Core wallet: old versions (0.6.9 of Litecoin) have mining functionality ...
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LTC payouts getting lower these days

We mine LTC in clevermining.com pool. Day by day LTC payouts are getting lower and lower, though total hashrate is not changing significally. What might be the cause? Here's the payout chart: https://...
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Is equihash/scrypt suitable for pooled mining?

A "sequential memory-hard" PoW scheme cannot be parallelized effectively thus I imagine you also can't distribute solving the puzzle between participants in a pool? How does that work with scrypt then ...
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How is Scrypt ASIC-resistant?

I just started reading about Litecoin's Scrypt algorithm and all the explanations are quite complex. I have understood that Scrypt uses more memory than Bitcoin's SHA-256 which makes it ASIC-resistant ...
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How can I generate a Dogecoin address from a Litecoin private key?

I'd like to do the following: I use dumpprivkey to get the private key from Litecoin wallet. I import this private key into Dogecoin wallet Which will generate a new Dogecoin address. Both will share ...
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Mining new private alt coin derived from litecoin

I have created an new private altcoin from litecoin(build on linux ubuntu) and it is working correctly. Now i want install any miner application (like cgminer) with CPU mining(for test). I have ...
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Bitmain AntMiner U1 1.6GH/s - USB Bitcoin ASIC Miner

I am looking at getting a Bitmain AntMiner U1 1.6GH/s - USB Bitcoin ASIC Miner to mine LTC and doing a few calculations. I have used a few LTC profit calculators: https://bitmakler.net/...
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Why Does Litecoin Transaction Show Zero Confirmations for last 3 hours

I tried sending 193.09 LTC from my mobile wallet. There wasn't an option for how much of a fee to add to the transaction, so I just sent as is. It took a long time to send from my phone and then once ...
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Verification exception : Unexpected

i have cloned litecoin wallet and edit it connect to the network we have created. I disabled checkoints, changed params and the block syncs for 32 blocks. Then i get the following error 05-26 13:07:...
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./learncoind not connecting to DigitalOcean Droplet [closed]

I'm on video 5 of the Learncoin youtube series and I am getting an error when I try to run ./learncoind 2016-04-07 03:40:40 connect() failed after select(): Connection refused 2016-04-07 03:40:40 ...
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Litecoin privacy techniques

What are the privacy techniques that used with Litecoin? and what are the differences between Bitcoin and Litecoin in privacy techniques?
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Crypto-currency interoperability

My question is about Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ripple, to which other currencies (crypto-currency and regular) they can be exchanged? Are they exchangeable with any currency or can each one be exchanged ...
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Comparison between Bitcoin and other currencies

I am doing a research about comparison between Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ripple (I am thinking about change it to Dogecoin). One of the comparison criteria is privacy. I need some information about that, ...
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How to mine a genesis block?

Following this guide, I'm trying to learn how to mine a genesis block, not to launch another altcoin or anything, blockchain databases are going to be important and I want to be ahead of the curve. I'...
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2 years and 30 weeks to import blocks?

Im using litecoin and it says its gonna take 2 years to import blocks heres a screenshot: i have bootstrap.dat
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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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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