Litecoin (LTC) is a decentralized peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that was released on October 7th, 2011, and went live on October 13th, 2011.
“The silver to Bitcoin’s gold. Bitcoin’s little brother that doesn’t get out much.”
These are just a few of the things you might hear getting tossed around when crypto enthusiasts talk about Litecoin. At first glance, Litecoin doesn’t garner much respect as a top 10 market cap cryptocurrency. However, once you get into the weeds, Litecoin presents an extremely useful and interesting application of the original Bitcoin blockchain. For all the flak Litecoin gets, it’s easy to overlook what it actually is, and what functions it serves.
In this guide, we’ll cover the following sections of the project. Skip to a particular one if you prefer to get straight to it: