Bitcoin came as a fantasy and it was something never touched by the finance monarchists, simply made by people for people. An autonomous option to exchange money around the world in a fast and cheap way. Now the giants from the corporate field see Bitcoin as something futuristic in the global payment market.
However, even with all this fame, Bitcoin has a few issues. For instance, The first one takes 10 minutes to generate a block. Besides this, bitcoin’s total supply limit is 21 million. It’s clear that there are few flaws. Still, they deliver imperfection in apparent perfect digital currency.
Litecoin is also known as the better edition of bitcoin. It was launched three years after Bitcoin came to existence. The genius who invented the Litecoin is an ex-Googler Charles Lee, who made a twist in Bitcoin’s open source code. That’s why Litecoin is a better real-time currency.
Litecoin Vs. Bitcoin
As is known Litecoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency as Bitcoin. Not being controlled and operated by someone or something. Because of its user-centric benefits, it has become fast and the second traded cryptocurrency, keeping its place even these days. In fact, many call bitcoin as gold and litecoin as silver.
Users noted the transaction confirmation time for Litecoin is like four times faster than Bitcoin. Besides this, miners prefer mining Litecoin because of less block generation time 2.5 minutes.
Moreover, Litecoin uses an S-Crypt algorithm having a sequential memory a function made by Colin Percival. This function has a huge advantage compared to Bitcoin’s SHA256 algorithm. With huge advantages when we talk about cost-effective mining and speed techniques. So, an individual miner can opt to mine Litecoin over Bitcoin, an option that will save him time and money.
How to Mine Litecoin?
When it comes to mining, it’s not too different to mine a Litecoin than a Bitcoin. Still, mining Bitcoin in the past time became expensive. Mostly when the new ASIC machines came and begun solving blocks fast and low electricity consumption. However, the ASICs its quite expensive adding more headaches to miners’ investment.
For this kind of moments, scrypt mining is the best option for miners and can be made with a GPU machine or a CPU. There are also some specific ASIC miners made for Scrypt coins. However, because of their low-performance rate they dropped. It’s known that scrypt is a memory eater method. But cryptocurrencies can still be mined home on a PC with a powerful graphics card. Note that laptops with integrated graphics cards are no option for mining Litecoin.
How to set a Litecoin Wallet?
Before you begin mining Litecoin, you need something very important to store them, a wallet is the best option to keep it secured. Besides storing miners, money can be used for transferring Litecoin. The downloading process of a wallet is as downloading a MAC or Windows application. There are many open-source and independent Litecoin wallet software available as:
- Litecoin QT ( for Mac OS X, Windows, Android, Linux/GNU, and Blackberry)
- Electrum Litecoin
What Hardware to choose?
If you don’t feel rich enough, you have a chance of using special mining hardware to mine Litecoin. So, you’ll rely on your CPU or CPU+GPU. Still, it’s better to try much more expensive GPU machines, they have better features for calculating than the CPU machines.
Litecoin’s mining software
After passing all the above steps, you’ll need software to begin mining Litecoin. The most accessible ones on the market are CGMINER and CPU MINER. To boost your block solving power you can use them both.
To trade or hold?
After a day of mining Litecoin, your earnings can be either held or sold in the trading market at a good price. The price of Litecoin has a slight decline compared to last year. But it’s close to reaching the Bitcoin price soon. That it is why is good to watch the technical aspects and fundamentals of Litecoin price before you move on to sell in the market. But you can be a believer and keep them. You can choose to exchange Litecoin on the internet or any other way that will sell them.
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //
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