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.
QUBITICA is a community of more than 1000 developers, IT companies and investors from over 20 nations who want to work together to advance blockchain technology. This community has developed the QUBITICA infrastructure and since May 2018 it has been working on new projects under the associated brands and websites. Subcontracting is organized within the community. This requires the holding of QBIT, the paticipation shares in QUBITICA and all related projects. A long-term goal of QUBITICA is the development of project-related Smart Contract Solutions. These projects are treated as independent tasks and subprojects advertised individually. This allows us to achieve a flexible pipeline adapted to the needs of the market. The general developments in Blockchain will grow disproportionately, which is why it is the right time to find an intelligent solution to accomplish these tasks. What sets QUBITICA apart from an IT company operating in this field? QUBITICA is not an IT company, but an association of like-minded developers, IT companies and investors. IT projects will be handled under future brands and websites, and QUBITICA will be responsible for exchanging ideas, prioritizing projects and managing the shares in QUBITICA. QUBITICA's QBIT is an ERC-20 token that honors achievements. This honor is also comparable to shares. Developers receive QBIT for the implementation of projects and thus a share in the assets of the platform. A developer becomes, so to speak, a miner of shares through the power of his programming. He can now keep this QBIT, which represents his share of the overall project, or exchange it for Ether or USD / Euro. The mining of QBIT as part of the development of QUBITICA itself is no longer possible. This process is complete. QBIT is also the unit through which investors can acquire shares in the projects. To do this, buy QBIT either from the developers, any holder or via the platform. A purchase on exchanges is of course also possible. For new projects under other brands, the introduction of additional tokens is possible. QBIT holders automatically receive shares in this token upon issue.