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Launch Date

2009
The Bitcoin genesis block was first mined on January 3rd, 2009 by 'Satoshi Nakamoto', the anonymous person(s) who authored the Bitcoin whitepaper.
Litecoin, an open-source fork of Bitcoin, had it's genesis block mined on October 13th, 2011. The creator of Litecoin is Charlie Lee, a computer scientist.
2011
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Total Supply

21 M
Bitcoin total supply: 21,000,000 coins.
There are 100,000,000 satoshis in 1 BTC.
Litecoin total supply: 84,000,000 coins.
There are 100,000,000 litoshis in 1 LTC.
84 M
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Block Time

10 Min
Bitcoin has a block time of 10 minutes.
Block explorer: BLOCKCYPHER - BTC
Litecoin has a block time of 2.5 minutes.
Block explorer: BLOCKCYPHER - LTC
2.5 Min
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Secure Algorithm

SHA-256
Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 secure hash algorithm and Proof of Work on a decentralized ledger.
Litecoin uses the Scrypt secure hash algorithm and Proof of Work on a decentralized ledger.
Scrypt
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Difficulty Adjustment

2016
Bitcoin has a difficulty adjustment every 2016 blocks. That's just about every two weeks, given the 10min block time.
Litecoin's difficulty adjustment is every 2016 blocks. That's around three-and-a-half days, with it's 2.5min block time.
2016
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Current Mining Rewards (per block)

12.5 BTC
12.5 BTC per block as of July 2016.
The initial reward was 50 BTC per block.
25 LTC per block as of August 2015.
The initial reward was 50 LTC per block.
25 LTC
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Next Halving

Q2 2020
Bitcoin halves every 210,000 blocks.
BTC Block Reward Halving Countdown
Litecoin halves every 840,000 blocks.
LTC Block Reward Halving Countdown
Q3 2019

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OFFICIAL WEBSITES

bitcoin.org

litecoin.org

Disclaimer!

The contents of this website are provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to act as financial or investment advice.



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