What is Litecoin?

Litecoin is a peer-to-peer decentralized digital currency (cryptocurrency) which can be used to make quick transactions worldwide, with almost no fees.

Litecoin is one of the most established and stable cryptocurrencies in terms of transaction volumes and liquidity, and is commonly used as a means of exchange. Yes, it's real currency!

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How it works


Litecoin is an open-source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. This gives you the power to run, modify and copy the software, and to distribute your own modified copies of the software.  


Litecoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency that enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world. No board, no central bank, no CEO. A truly global payment network that doesn’t rely on any central authorities.

Safe & Secure

The Litecoin network has run for 10 years without any downtime! Mathematics secures the network and empowers individuals to control their own finances. For tips and ways to keep your Litecoin safe, click here.

Litecoin Core

Litecoin enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world using peer-to-peer technology without a central authority.

The management and processing of these transactions is carried out collectively by the decentralized Litecoin network. If you'd like to help support the network, you can do so by running Litecoin Core - the most popular full node Client.

To run Litecoin Core, please follow the instructions below! (The Litecoin Network thanks you!) 

Frequently Asked Questions:

To learn more about Litecoin, take a look at our FAQs:

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Can I earn interest and/or borrow against my Litecoin?
What is Proof-Of-Work?
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