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Litecoin is using largely the same consensus rules as Bitcoin with a few exceptions: its blockchain derives from a distinct Genesis block it targets a block interval of 2.5 minutes (10 minutes on Bitcoin) halvings happen every 840,000 blocks (210,000 on Bitcoin) block hashes are calculated with Scrypt instead of SHA-256d Since the more costly Scrypt ...


Even though the software defining the Litecoin network is derived from Bitcoin's, Litecoin is a completely independent network with incompatible consensus rules. Most notably Litecoin's Genesis block differs from Bitcoin's and therefore not a single block or transaction overlap between the networks.

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