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Litecoin is a cryptocurrency focused on fast transactions and low fees. Litecoin was forked from Bitcoin by Charlie Lee in 2011.

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Reviews for Litecoin

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Litecoin is just a Bitcoin testnet.

2018-06-20 | Full Review


Litecoin, a cryptocurrency nobody uses, is now comparable in notional value to the silver market.

2017-12-12 | Full Review


"Success" in blockchains is not defined by more market cap, investors, developers or even users. Success is defined by trust minimization, preservation of integrity and strict protection of property & agreements. This is why BTC, LTC and ETC are the most successful blockchains.

Donald McIntyre, Co-Founder of Global Financial Access and Business Development at ETCDEV

2018-06-14 | Full Review


I think bitcoin will scale to meet the demand for the types of uses that BTC is good for. & since LTC is a straight up clone, there'll be no appropriate demand leftover. There will certainly be demand for *other* uses, but unless LTC meaningfully differentiates, it won't benefit.

2018-06-14 | Full Review


I originally saw [Litecoin] as a hedge against a particular Bitcoin panic, now it's just an altcoin with a reasonable amount of liquidity.

2016-11-27 | Full Review


Litecoin is a great coin with a simple product design, excellent track record, and excellent distribution

2018-05-17 | Full Review


Litecoin and other scamcoins like it, on the other hand, do not bring anything new to the table. They are just mere clones that retain the pump-and-dump nature of Bitcoin, but without the innovation that makes Bitcoin viable as a currency.

2013-12-02 | Full Review


While I still believe Litecoin is just another pointless alt, I think @SatoshiLite genuinely believes it's digital silver & it helps BTC.

2018-05-20 | Full Review


I have a positive impression of the litecoin community, but I'm not optimistic about LTC's future.

2018-04-15 | Full Review


Litecoin's real only use-case was to be an R&D project for reflecting on and benchmarking security of decentralized timestamps (e.g. @opentimestamps project).

2018-09-21 | Full Review

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