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March 01, 2012, 07:05:49 AM
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In response to the last post: lol. just lol Cheesy

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March 01, 2012, 07:13:38 AM
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A friend and I are mining together, we have about 80kh/s right now between two i7's. If anyone wants to mine with us, we will gladly share the profit. Lemme know Cheesy

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March 01, 2012, 10:21:24 AM
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It has no valid use.

So probably not...

It's essentially Bitcoin with less security.

There are plenty of uses for a currency to compliment Bitcoin. Just having an alternative to Bitcoin is reason enough to have Litecoin.  It is all new to everyone, and could have many possibilities that we haven't seen yet.  I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable with any of the other alternates out there.

Absolutely.  Litecoin touts itself as the silver to Bitcoin's gold, and when I mine them, it kind of feels that way.  I truly hope it DOES prosper and work in tandem with the Bitcoin economy.

I don't think that is what FlipPro meant for "valid use". Just being an alternative isn't valid use. Neither how it feels. Litecoin just doesn't bring enough innovation to justify itself as something you would need to use "in parallel". There is nothing inherently wrong with Litecoin, replace Bitcoin with Litecoin, and Bitcoin has no "valid use", since they are essentially the same thing. Doesn't matter where you can use or exchange them. If everyone accepted Litecoin AND Bitcoin, both would have the same rate of redundancy.

Take a few steps back and try to keep things in perspective. Most kinds of selective pressure Bitcoin might face in the future, Litecoin will face too. I mentioned scalability issues for a reason, since it's probably the biggest problem both would face, and what I would expect from Bitcoin's "silver" version is to solve that problem, since the silver-as-money does exactly that for gold. Litecoin is still gold with this metric.

In summary, if we are to have a "silver" crypto-currency as an alternative to Bitcoin's "gold", it needs to have properties that are essential to the survival of crypto-currencies as a whole.

I'm thinking of mainly off-line transactions and scalability. As far as I can think of, all block-chain solutions to the problem can successfully be integrated into Bitcoin (you probably can solve off-line transactions with signed addresses and centralized guarantee, but scalability is not ultimately solved). All other solutions can be implemented as a higher-level structure on top of Bitcoin, either as digital cash or as ripple-like systems, some of which would be ultimately scalable and allow off-line transactions. These will be Bitcoin's silver.

(@the joint: I know you like philosophizing on these issues. Think of it this way. With litecoin's metric of being a "silver" of something, you could in turn create the silver of Litecoin's gold, by essentially modifying some constants. This goes ad infinitum. One legitimacy I can think of could arise from the developing standpoint. If there is some experimental feaure Bitcoin developers won't implement, and Litecoin does, and it proves to be of alternative use (arguably faster confirmation rate is something like that but not enough), then there might be a case to be made. So yes, if there is a reason we'd expect for the list of features to diverge, then Litecoin could prosper.)
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March 01, 2012, 11:40:22 AM
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LTC will drop down to USD parity early 2015

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March 02, 2012, 07:53:46 AM
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It has no valid use.

So probably not...

It's essentially Bitcoin with less security.

There are plenty of uses for a currency to compliment Bitcoin. Just having an alternative to Bitcoin is reason enough to have Litecoin.  It is all new to everyone, and could have many possibilities that we haven't seen yet.  I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable with any of the other alternates out there.

Absolutely.  Litecoin touts itself as the silver to Bitcoin's gold, and when I mine them, it kind of feels that way.  I truly hope it DOES prosper and work in tandem with the Bitcoin economy.

I don't think that is what FlipPro meant for "valid use". Just being an alternative isn't valid use. Neither how it feels. Litecoin just doesn't bring enough innovation to justify itself as something you would need to use "in parallel". There is nothing inherently wrong with Litecoin, replace Bitcoin with Litecoin, and Bitcoin has no "valid use", since they are essentially the same thing. Doesn't matter where you can use or exchange them. If everyone accepted Litecoin AND Bitcoin, both would have the same rate of redundancy.

Take a few steps back and try to keep things in perspective. Most kinds of selective pressure Bitcoin might face in the future, Litecoin will face too. I mentioned scalability issues for a reason, since it's probably the biggest problem both would face, and what I would expect from Bitcoin's "silver" version is to solve that problem, since the silver-as-money does exactly that for gold. Litecoin is still gold with this metric.

In summary, if we are to have a "silver" crypto-currency as an alternative to Bitcoin's "gold", it needs to have properties that are essential to the survival of crypto-currencies as a whole.

I'm thinking of mainly off-line transactions and scalability. As far as I can think of, all block-chain solutions to the problem can successfully be integrated into Bitcoin (you probably can solve off-line transactions with signed addresses and centralized guarantee, but scalability is not ultimately solved). All other solutions can be implemented as a higher-level structure on top of Bitcoin, either as digital cash or as ripple-like systems, some of which would be ultimately scalable and allow off-line transactions. These will be Bitcoin's silver.

(@the joint: I know you like philosophizing on these issues. Think of it this way. With litecoin's metric of being a "silver" of something, you could in turn create the silver of Litecoin's gold, by essentially modifying some constants. This goes ad infinitum. One legitimacy I can think of could arise from the developing standpoint. If there is some experimental feaure Bitcoin developers won't implement, and Litecoin does, and it proves to be of alternative use (arguably faster confirmation rate is something like that but not enough), then there might be a case to be made. So yes, if there is a reason we'd expect for the list of features to diverge, then Litecoin could prosper.)


With improvements in client and network security, there could be many benefits to having two Bitcoin-like currencies, especially when one network is primarily backed by GPU power and the other is backed by CPU power.  Obviously, security updates to each currency would be necessary if and when quantum computing scales up from its infant stages.  But, being able to shift your assets between these two currencies could become extremely practical, much like how gold and silver are stored while quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies are used in everyday exchange.  One currency could be more active, and the other more passive. 

Or, one could become more regulated than the other, with each serving its own unique purposes in society.  Two similar currencies could also help each other grow -- it's easier to mine litecoins at least in terms of hardware accessibility, and this could help spur the adoption of Bitcoin and Litecoin alike.  Merchants familiar with one could easily become acquainted with the other, and this could open up more payment options for consumers. And in the event that one network becomes compromised for whatever reason, assets stemming from the damaged network could be converted. 

I'm sure there are other potential benefits as well.  But, I do agree with most of what you're saying -- any number of potential currencies could do the same as Litecoin, if not more.  But hey, when you're mining them, you want it to prosper at least a little bit. Smiley

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March 02, 2012, 12:58:45 PM
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A friend and I are mining together, we have about 80kh/s right now between two i7's. If anyone wants to mine with us, we will gladly share the profit Loss. Lemme know Cheesy

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March 02, 2012, 02:49:21 PM
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Alt currencies are still in their nascent stage.

Bitcoin was out the door first and is now robustly traded on a few exchanges so there is a real and perceived dollar value for Bitcoins.

Litecoins has some inherent advantages that could potentially make it a socially networked currency, far beyond the realm of Bitcoins. The small LTC-to-USD factor and the CPU-based mining makes it even more attractive in that respect.

On the Litecoin Development Thread there has been some interesting discussions about possible Litecoin apps / games / sites:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=63092.0

I think the potential is there for Litecoin to prosper; all depends on how much supply and demand we can generate for this coin.



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September 12, 2014, 04:55:24 AM
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No scalability; Bitcoin/Litecoin and clone Alt Currency branches support architecture is fundamentally flawed. The block discovery difficulty and hash rate power/costs to mine coins has increased to the point that you need a small server farm to achieve a small amount of profit.  Recent cloud farming services have moved in because they can operate more efficiently to keep mining profitable.

Lack of scalability (en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability) and future network support is Bitcoin’s and other clones “albatross around their neck.”  As of Sep 11, 2014, 13,250,900 out of the total possible 21 million Bitcoin’s are in circulation. Bitcoin’s support network is rapidly approaching a point where large scale mining will no longer be profitable.  You don’t need to be an economist to realize that when doing something is not profitable, people stop doing it. 

After coin mining is no longer profitable, the support networks processing power will shrink and verifying huge block chains will take longer, making it unusable as a functional daily currency.  Bitcoin could eventually become the sole digital currency (gold standard) that others are valued against.  Observing current markets, it’s well on it’s way.

NXT’s nxt.org support architecture makes more sense, it’s eco-friendly and processing power is scaleable to achieve fast block processing times. Trust, transaction speed and security are ultimately the deciding factors that will make any digital currency viable.  Depending on peoples acceptance, it’s marketplace could eventually be a serious competitor to PayPal and eBay, due to lower transaction fees.

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September 12, 2014, 05:48:07 AM
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No scalability; Bitcoin/Litecoin and clone Alt Currency branches support architecture is fundamentally flawed. The block discovery difficulty and hash rate power/costs to mine coins has increased to the point that you need a small server farm to achieve a small amount of profit.  Recent cloud farming services have moved in because they can operate more efficiently to keep mining profitable.

Lack of scalability (en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability) and future network support is Bitcoin’s and other clones “albatross around their neck.”  As of Sep 11, 2014, 13,250,900 out of the total possible 21 million Bitcoin’s are in circulation. Bitcoin’s support network is rapidly approaching a point where large scale mining will no longer be profitable.  You don’t need to be an economist to realize that when doing something is not profitable, people stop doing it. 

After coin mining is no longer profitable, the support networks processing power will shrink and verifying huge block chains will take longer, making it unusable as a functional daily currency.  Bitcoin could eventually become the sole digital currency (gold standard) that others are valued against.  Observing current markets, it’s well on it’s way.

NXT’s nxt.org support architecture makes more sense, it’s eco-friendly and processing power is scaleable to achieve fast block processing times. Trust, transaction speed and security are ultimately the deciding factors that will make any digital currency viable.  Depending on peoples acceptance, it’s marketplace could eventually be a serious competitor to PayPal and eBay, due to lower transaction fees.


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September 12, 2014, 11:31:58 AM
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No scalability; Bitcoin/Litecoin and clone Alt Currency branches support architecture is fundamentally flawed. The block discovery difficulty and hash rate power/costs to mine coins has increased to the point that you need a small server farm to achieve a small amount of profit.  Recent cloud farming services have moved in because they can operate more efficiently to keep mining profitable.

Lack of scalability (en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability) and future network support is Bitcoin’s and other clones “albatross around their neck.”  As of Sep 11, 2014, 13,250,900 out of the total possible 21 million Bitcoin’s are in circulation. Bitcoin’s support network is rapidly approaching a point where large scale mining will no longer be profitable.  You don’t need to be an economist to realize that when doing something is not profitable, people stop doing it. 

After coin mining is no longer profitable, the support networks processing power will shrink and verifying huge block chains will take longer, making it unusable as a functional daily currency.  Bitcoin could eventually become the sole digital currency (gold standard) that others are valued against.  Observing current markets, it’s well on it’s way.

NXT’s nxt.org support architecture makes more sense, it’s eco-friendly and processing power is scaleable to achieve fast block processing times. Trust, transaction speed and security are ultimately the deciding factors that will make any digital currency viable.  Depending on peoples acceptance, it’s marketplace could eventually be a serious competitor to PayPal and eBay, due to lower transaction fees.


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i was looking at the dates on the first page and was like "this has to be a nxt puppet"

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September 14, 2014, 05:59:14 PM
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LTC price will continue to decline for high-perfromance ASICs are coming.

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LTC price will continue to decline for high-perfromance ASICs are coming.

What's up with the performance of the current ASICs? I thought they all offer the same level of performance.

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sadly,LTC was killed by asic.

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September 15, 2014, 11:51:40 AM
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LTC price will continue to decline for high-perfromance ASICs are coming.

What's up with the performance of the current ASICs? I thought they all offer the same level of performance.

The next gen LTC ASICs are about 3.5 faster on a $$/Mh basis... and use less power.
The last part means little because only regions with super-cheap $0.01 power are in play.

They are pre-order for Dec...
So they will be paid for by Western money and run full tilt in Chinese factories til Mar...
Then in Mar people will start getting used next Gen machines.

Both BTC and LTC will continue to slowly decline, so what...
They remain very valuable for a while as they remain ASIC secure.

The crypto Ecosystem is not priced by $5,000 investors, but by $1 million investors...
And only an idiot would put $1 million on NXT secured only by a password...
A network controlled by about 10 people that actively hides it's problems and scammers.

Where else could you put $1 million and sleep at night?
Nowhere... so you will have to diversify between 10-20 coins.

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September 15, 2014, 12:15:58 PM
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LTC will not prosper if it does not innovate.
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September 15, 2014, 12:33:47 PM
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Litecoin's original niche doesn't exist any longer. I don't see a future where Litecoin would prosper regardless of whether Bitcoin does well.
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September 15, 2014, 12:50:02 PM
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No one woulda given a fuck about LTC if it wasn't for the google guy being the dev, that was the big hopes of big price. If Mr Crypto Mc Curry released Litecoin no one would have cared. Sure, more than nowadays in this shit hole hell of altcoins, but the point still stands. People is realizing most alts are unnecessary.

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