Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency created by Charlie Lee. It was created based on the Bitcoin protocol but differs in terms of the hashing algorithm used. Litecoin uses the memory intensive Scrypt proof of work mining algorithm. Scrypt allows consumer-grade hardware such as GPU to mine those coins. Why Litecoin? Litecoin is a cryptocurrency that has evolved from Bitcoin after its own popularity in the industry, this alternative, or ‘altcoin’ has emerged to allow investors to diversify their digital currency package, according to Investopedia. Litecoin is one of the most prominent altcoins and was created by former Google employee and Director of Engineering at Coinbase, Charlie Lee. Litecoin was the first to alter Bitcoin and the most significant difference is that it takes 2.5 minutes for Litecoin to generate a block, or transaction, in comparison to Bitcoin's 10 minutes. ‘While this matters little to traders, miners who use hardware to run Bitcoin's network cannot switch over to Litecoin. This keeps bigger mining conglomerates away from Litecoin because they cannot easily optimize their profits by swapping to another coin, contributing to a more decentralized experience. Litecoin also has bigger blocks, and more coins in circulation, making it more affordable and swift when transacting,’ Investopedia explained. As explained above, Litecoin can transact a lot faster than Bitcoin, but there are also a number of other characteristics that investors need to know before trading. Litecoin can handle higher volumes of transactions because of the capability of transacting faster and if Bitcoin attempted to transact on the scale of its altcoin, a code update would be needed. However, Litecoin’s blocks would be larger, but with more ‘orphaned blocks'. The faster block time of litecoin reduces the risk of double spending attacks - this is theoretical in the case of both networks having the same hashing power. Litecoin Technical Details: The transaction confirmation time taken for Litecoin is about 2.5 minutes on average (as compared to Bitcoin's 10 minutes). The Litecoin network is scheduled to cap at 84 million currency units. Litecoin has inspired many other popular alternative currencies (eg. Dogecoin) because of its Scrypt hashing algorithm in order to prevent ASIC miners from mining those coins. However it is said that by the end of this year, Scrypt ASIC will enter the mass market.
BZ is the ecological token issued by Bit-Z Exchange, abbreviated as BZ. It does not publicly raise funds from investors.The initial stage of BZ is based on the Ethereum ERC20 agreement. In the future, the BZ main net will establish more ecological models to boost the development of the platform. Based on the global eco-development plan of the Bit-Z Group, BZ will have good asset value preservation, expected value-added space, and stable market liquidity. The value space of BZ can be imagined. BZ is bringing a series of ecological core welfare benefits to the Bit-Z Group. 50% of the total, used for global partners to share a new model of dividends. Bit-Z defines one million users as its partners, and is committed to building the world's largest trading platform, and always works with users to promote the new development of global blockchain ecological construction. There is no private equity quota to protect the ecological development of the Bit-Z Group. Bit-Z puts perspective on industry health and platform self-discipline. BZ minimizes the participation threshold for global partners and creates a new economy for welfare sharing. BZ employs third-party data disclosure agencies to share data to global partners in real-time. BZ is committed to creating a fully transparent circulation mechanism.