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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 currency users. This was happening everywhere aside from China where the interest in LTC is still very strong partly probably because most of the Litecoin mining happens in that region. The new Litecoin road map should calm the people that the Litecoin project is still being worked on and aside from development of the Litecoin Core wallet, there is also work going on LoafWallet – iOS-based LTC wallet, Electrum-LTC – Android and PC wallet, LiteTip – a Litecoin tip bot, support for Litecoin on Lamassu ATM and others. So don’t be too quick to abandon ship as Litecoin may soon make a nice comeback, especially considering the recent issues that Ethereum had with the DAO and the problem still not fully resolved.
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 .COM website.
ANYONE WHO HAS DOWNLOADED FROM LITECOIN.COM IN THE PAST 2 WEEKS (not litecoin.org) SHOULD MOVE THEIR COINS TO SOMEWHERE SAFE, AND WIPE THEIR COMPUTERS ASAP – most anti-virus don’t detect it!
Please remember to change ALL PASSWORDS ASAP, as the attacker may have stolen them from you.
It seems that the issue with the Litecoin.com website has been resolved and the site is already back online.
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 required €350 which is the fee for filing an opposition with OHIM – the organization responsible for handling trademark issues in the European Union. Any additional funds over the required fee that are collected will be used to trademark Litecoin on behalf of Mr Charlie Lee and if granted, open up the trademark for everyone worldwide to use.