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

4 Feb
2018

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 LCC supply will also be 10 times higher at 840 Million and the block reward will also be 10 times higher than what Litecoin currently has, so 250 LCC per block. The target block time remains at 2.5 minute, though difficulty adjustment will be changed, LitecoinCash will be using Evan Duffield’s proven DarkGravity V3 algorithm from Dash to recalculate mining difficulty on every block. There will also be a a slow start for the mining so block rewards will start at 1.25 LCC and grow to 250 LCC over the first 400 blocks after the fork. Unfortunately there is also a mention of a premine, supposedly less than 1% of total money supply at fork time to be paid to a development fund (should be about 5.5 Million LCC).

The reason that the team behind Litecoin Cash (LCC) cites as choosing to switch to SHA256 proof-of-work algorithm for mining is that this should enable a new use for previously obsolete Bitcoin mining hardware. While that may be true it will also open up the doors to large mining farms using up to date Bitcoin mining hardware, so well… good luck with that if things pick up fast. The “small premine” is not small at all even at 1% considering that there are already 55 Million Litecoins in circulation (out of 84), so around 550 Million at forking time for LitecoinCash out of 840 Million. The 1% premine is 5.5 Million LCC or 550 Thousand LTC, looking at it this way certainly does not make it “small premine”, does it? So next up anyone else seeing Litecoin Gold or more likely Litecoin Silver with Equihash or another GPU friendly mining algorithm? Anyway, nobody holding LTC is going to refuse some free coins, just be careful and always transfer your Litecoin coins to a fresh address first before importing any private keys into LitecoinCash or any other fork wallet for that matter.

Here is how Charlie Lee (the creator of Litecoin) has comment on Twitter regarding LitecoinCash (LCC) and any other forks that use Litecoin as a part of their name, according to him “any forks that you hear about is a scam trying to confuse you to think it’s related to Litecoin”. It is up to you to decide for yourself should you support LitecoinCash (LCC) and/or any other forks that may come out bearing the name Litecoin something.

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5 Responses to Litecoin Cash (LCC) is an Upcoming SHA256 Fork of Litecoin

xeridea

February 6th, 2018 at 00:29

Of all the forks of coins, this has to be the most retarded of them all.

james

February 7th, 2018 at 02:00

SCAM. LITECOIN IS NOT FORKING AT ALL! RESEARCH!

Russ

February 8th, 2018 at 17:53

SCAAAAM!!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS MONEY GRAB

Hungry Hungry Cryptos

February 9th, 2018 at 04:53

The Litecoin core people have nothing to do with this fork. They cannot stop it as Litecoin is P2P / open source. At Litecoin block 1371111, a blockchain copy and modification will proceed as planned and begin chugging along the data superhighway. Participate at your own risk.

Mitch

February 15th, 2018 at 22:35

Im wondering if any exchanges are supporting the new forked coin? If so, ill move my ltc to that exchange, and dump LCC as fast as I can….free money is always good. Anyone know if Binance will support LCC?

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