Bitcoin Price is on the Rise Again

The last few days the exchange rate of Bitcoin (BTC) has been steadily going up and today it has surpassed the $270 USD mark and that may not be the highest point it may reach this time. So you might want to keep a closer look at how things progress, though unfortunately it seems that the peak in price of BTC is not affecting much other coins as Litecoin this time. LTC has been keeping a steady exchange rate for a while now at a little above $3 USD. The…

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Somebody is Trying to Trademark Litecoin in Europe

It seems that someone is attempting to trademark the word “Litecoin” in Europe and the Litecoin Association is looking for help from users in order to object to the ‘bad’ trademark application. Interestingly enough the trademark application has absolutely nothing to do with crypto currencies and is not related to the Litecoin (LTC) crypto currency. There is a dedicated website accepting donations in Bitcoin and Litecoin (unfortunately not providing a lot of details and not very professionally made) as well as an IndieGoGo campaign. The goal is to collect the…

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New Innosilicon A6+ LTC Master 2.2 GHS Scrypt ASIC Miner

Litecoin (LTC) has been doing pretty well lately and no wonder that with the returning user interest in one of the oldest altcoins out there, ASIC manufacturers are also trying to attract new customers for their improved mining hardware. Here comes the new Innosilicon A6+ LTC Master ASIC miner wth PSU included promissing 2.2 GHS Scrypt hashrate at 2100W of power usage ready for shipping at a price of $3000 USD (or 0.613874 BTC or 45.034 LTC with the current prices). Innosilicon A6+ is an enhanced version of last year’s…

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The Official Litecoin.com Website Has Been Compromised

It seems that the official Litecoin.com website has been hacked and was serving virus-infected downloads, so if you have downloaded something from there in the last few weeks you might want to take some action in order to avoid loss of coins. Do note that the other official website where most people download their LTC wallet software Litecoin.org has not been affected and there should be no problems if you have downloaded anything from it in the last few weeks. Below is the official announcement about the issue with the…

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Genesis Mining Offering Litecoin Cloud Mining Again

Litecoin (LTC) is one of the oldest altcoins and it is still alive, although soon after the first wave of Scrypt ASIC miners appeared the interest and numbers of users mining the crypto has started diminising. You can say that LTC was in a bit of a slumber pretty much everywhere besides China at least until a few months ago when Innosilicon has finally released their A4 Dominator Scrypt ASIC miners. So the last few months things have started to move a bit once more and the development of Litecoin…

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Litecoin Core and Litecoin Association Road Map 2016

The Litecoin Association in cooperation with the Litecoin Core development team has published the much anticipated 2016 Litecoin Road Map. This road map intends to convey recent developments in both the association and core endeavors and it offers a vision and plan for the future. Litecoin has received a lot of critique form users that they do not have visible plans for further developing and establishing Litecoin as one of the top altcoins and thus LTC was slowly getting out of the radar not only for miners, but for crypto…

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Litecoin Cash (LCC) is an Upcoming SHA256 Fork of Litecoin

If you just had enough of Bitcoin forks lately, then this might be of interest – an upcoming Litecoin fork called Litecoin Cash (LCC) is coming up shortly and it will be using SHA256 as mining algorithm among some other changes. The Litecoin Cash (LCash anyone?) will be forking at Litecoin block which should occur on or around February 19th, 2018 will have a 10:1 claim ratio for Litecoin (LTC) users holding their coins in a local wallet or a compatible exchange or service that will support LCC. The maximum…

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The Creator of Litecoin Leaving Coinbase to Focus on LTC

The creator of the crypto coin Litecoin (LTC) – Charlie Lee has tweeted that he is leaving Coinbase and will going in order to focus on his creation. Good news for one of the oldest altcoins and a total change from the “no need of further development attitude” from the last couple of years. In the last couple of months we have seen significant changes in LTC and that has lead to the revival of the altcoin after a long period of “sleep” and the news that Charlie Lee is…

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LTC Continues to Move Up After Coinbase Adds Support for Litecoin

Litecoin (LTC) has been going up in terms of price in the last few weeks for a number of reasons including the upcoming SegWit support, Lightning Network and now the addition of trading pairs for the crypto currency by Coinbase. There was also a report that in the past 24 hours, over 1 million $LTC has been traded on GDAX. This is finally something that is really making LTC interesting again after the last couple of years when nothing much was happening and Litecoin wast moving much. This push is…

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Litecoin Has Locked In SegWit Activation Successfully

Litecoin (LTC) has reached the required threshold in order for SegWit to be activated and this will soon happen, so all users – miners and exchanges are advised to upgrade to the latest Litecoin 0.13.2. SegWit (Segregated Witness) and CSV (CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY) will be activated at block 1,201,536 which should hit sometime around 2017­05­11. There are some tips available for pool operators regarding the upcoming activation of SegWit and CSV support for Litecoin in order to make the transition problem free for everyone. You can check this PDF document with some…

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